Hong-wu: Year 30, Month 9, Day 19
10 Oct 1397
Dao Gan-meng of the Lu-chuan/Ping-mian Pacification Superintendency rebelled and drove off the Pacification Superintendent Si Lun-fa. Initially, the people in Ping-mian did not believe in Buddhism. A monk went there from Yun-nan and spoke well about the effects of one's actions in successive lives [karma] . Si Lun-fa placed great trust in his words. Also some border troops from Jin-chi fled to his territory. They were familiar with cannons (火砲) and guns (火銃). Si Lun-fa was pleased with their abilities. Thus he gave them gold belts and, with the monk, placed them above the various tribes. Dao Gan-meng hated them and thus, together with his subordinates, rebelled. He then led his troops to attack Teng-chong Prefecture. Si Lun-fa, afraid of Gan-meng's power, fled to Yun-nan and the Xi-ping Marquis Mu Chun sent him to the capital.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 8, page 3679/80