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Yong-le: Year 5, Month 6, Day 1

5 Jul 1407

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The Director Zhang Zong-zhou and others were sent with 2,000 (Alt: 20) Ministry of Personnel tally-slips to issue to those suitable for appointment as officials. They were required to discuss the matter with the Xin-cheng Marquis and Regional Commander Zhang Fu, the Xi-ping Marquis and Deputy General Mu Sheng and the Minister of War Liu Jun, select those with ability for appointment as officials and provide them with tally-slips. When these officials came to the Court, they would be received only on the basis of these tally-slips. Those persons who had already been appointed to posts and were acceptable in their positions were also to be given slips. When the tally-slip reference stub-book was completely filled, it was to be sent back to the Court.

Tai-zong: juan 68.7a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 11, page 955

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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://www.epress.nus.edu.sg/msl/reign/yong-le/year-5-month-6-day-1-1, accessed October 19, 2017