Xuan-de: Year 9, Month 12, Day 5
4 Jan 1435
It was ordered that imprisoned criminals in Yun-nan be permitted to purchase redemption of their sentences with rice in accordance with the regulations in force in the capital. This was ordered as Xu Xun, a surveillance vice commissioner in Yun-nan, had advised that many of the Yun-nan troops had fled and grain supplies were insufficient.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 21, page 2581