Cheng-hua: Year 5, Month 9, Day 25
29 Oct 1469
The Fu-jian Assistant Regional Commissioner Wang Xiong had received bribes from those under him and allowed them to engage in evil dealings and to trade with the maritime yi. Also, when leading the troops out to sea, he came across some fan ships but took a circuitous route to avoid them and, as a consequence, the government troops suffered injury. The grand defender and regional inspecting censor both memorialized on his crimes. The matter was passed to the regional inspecting censor, who examined the case and determined that, in accordance with the precedents, they all be required to serve in order to realize achievements for five years. The Censor-in-chief Lin Cong and others advised that the crimes were extremely serious and that the punishment should not be limited by the previous precedents. The Emperor felt that this was true and ordered that the assistant regional commissioner be banished as a "salary-receiving" training officer in a coastal guard in Guang-dong.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 42, page 1398