Yong-le: Year 7, Month 10, Day 1
7 Nov 1409
Zhang Ben, a former vice minister of the right in the Ministry of Works, was recalled and transferred to vice minister of the right in the Ministry of Justice. Previously, Ben had been involved in an offence and was banished to Jiao-zhi. At this time, in accordance with a request by the Heir Apparent, he was recalled and employed.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 12, page 1280