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Zheng-tong: Year 12, Month 4, Day 9

23 Apr 1447

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The Qian-guo Duke Mu Bin, regional commander of Yun-nan, advised: "Si Ji-fa has sent a yi chieftain with 150 liang of silver as presents for myself and the eunuch director as well as for the military consultant and vice minister. We firmly refused the gifts, fearing that accepting them would give rise to doubts and concerns. These have been sealed and recorded and deposited in the government treasury." The Emperor ordered that the gifts be exchanged for grain to supply the government troops.

Ying-zong: juan 152.3a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 29, page 2977/78

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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-tong/year-12-month-4-day-9, accessed January 17, 2021