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Yong-le: Year 4, Month Intercalary 7, Day 2

15 Aug 1406

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Imperial orders were sent to the Cheng-guo Duke Zhu Neng, regional commander of the force being sent on expedition to punish Annam. The orders read: "When the army enters Annam and takes prefectural cities, none of the registers, maps or gazetteers which are obtained are to be destroyed."

Tai-zong: juan 57.1a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 11, page 835

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Geoff Wade, translator, Southeast Asia in the Ming Shi-lu: an open access resource, Singapore: Asia Research Institute and the Singapore E-Press, National University of Singapore, http://epress.nus.edu.sg/msl/reign/yong-le/year-4-month-intercalary-7-day-2, accessed November 17, 2018