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Yong-le: Year 8, Month 10, Day 9

5 Nov 1410

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The Heir Apparent appointed Cao Ben as surveillance vice commissioner in the Yun-nan Surveillance Commission. Initially, for his achievements as a garrison commandant, Ben was appointed to successive official posts and finally to assistant surveillance commissioner in the Jiang-xi Surveillance Commission. For involvement in an offence, he was banished to Jiao-zhi to realize achievements. At this time, through gracious pardon, he was re-instated, promoted and employed.

Tai-zong: juan 109.2a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 12, page 1405

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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-8-month-10-day-9, accessed September 17, 2019