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Zheng-de: Year 1, Month 12, Day 23

5 Jan 1507

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The Emperor sent orders to the Ministry of Rites and the Ministry of War: "In future, when the yi from the four directions come to the capital to offer tribute, the food and drink for their banquets is to be sumptuous and clean. Along the routes by which they come, they are to be provided with grain by the postal relay stations in accordance with the regulations. This will accord with my desire to show kindness to the people from the distance.

Wu-zong: juan 20.5a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 62, page 583

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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/zheng-de/year-1-month-12-day-23, accessed October 23, 2019