Yong-le: Year 7, Month 3, Day 21
6 Apr 1409
Jiao-zhi presented a white elephant. The Tai-ning Marquis Chen Gui led the officials in presenting a memorial of felicitation. The Emperor said: "You officials need only pay attention to serving the country and the people with all your hearts. Thereby, you will be carrying out my wishes. White elephants are common and are no cause for felicitations!"
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 11, page 1181