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Yong-le: Year 7, Month 3, Day 21

6 Apr 1409

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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!"

Tai-zong: juan 89.3a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 11, page 1181

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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-7-month-3-day-21, accessed October 23, 2019