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Cheng-hua: Year 18, Month 8, Day 15

28 Aug 1482

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The Yun-nan defence officials memorialized: "Zhang Ping, a person from Lang-qiong County, led 10-plus persons in travelling around to tell fortunes (賣卜). They travelled from Bai-sha and others camps (營) in Yuan-jiang Prefecture, along the river and then, using a by-path, they stole across the border. Thereupon they were seized by Tao Song, the native official of Shui-wei Subprefecture in Annam, and sent back in fetters. A further two persons named Li Jia and Yang Bao-chun were sent back in a boat along the water route, but it is not known where they have ended up. Those who have arrived back have been sentenced to death by strangulation. As for the two persons who have not arrived, we are making enquiries in their native domiciles." The memorial was sent to Ministry of War which requested that a despatch be sent reproving the officials and requiring that they ensure that the various passes and fords be carefully guarded, and that the previously-used by-path be blocked. The Emperor approved this.

Xian-zong: juan 230.4b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 48, page 3938

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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/cheng-hua/year-18-month-8-day-15, accessed November 17, 2019