Yong-le: Year 21, Month 12, Day 28
29 Jan 1424
The Investigating Censor Gao Xiang, regional inspector for Jiao-zhi, advised: "When officials who have been sent to Jiao-zhi on official business or expedition died through illness, their bones are left exposed to the elements for years. We should order the relevant officials to send such bones back to the deceased's village for burial." This was approved.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 14, page 2420