Jing-tai: Year 2, Month 8, Day 28 (22 Sep 1451)
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The Commissioner-in-chief Mu Lin, regional commander of Yun-nan, memorialized: "The Ava-Burma Pacification Superintendent Bu-la-lang captured the bandit sons Si Ji-fa and Si Bu-fa, but did not immediately send them to the capital. He then returned Si Bu-fa to Meng-yang to manage and live off (lit: eat off) that area. Now I wish to order them to forward Si Ji-fa to the Court. However, I fear that the Ava-Burmese are greedy for profit and see him as a valuable commodity. Their demands will be endless. We should show that we are not anxious and should wait for them to bring him to the Court. Afterwards, promotions and rewards can be issued. They also declared that if Si Bu-fa again engages in rebellion, they will request troops to coordinate in eliminating him. We cannot really allow this, as I am afraid that it will give rise to border troubles." The memorial was approved.
Ying-zong: juan 207.13a Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 32, page 4463
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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/entry/424, accessed August 30, 2014.

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