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Hong-wu: Year 31, Month 2, Day 23

11 Mar 1398

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The Xi-ping Marquis Mu Chun advanced troops to attack Ping-mian. Previously, he had troops escort Si Lun-fa to Jin-chi. He also had people issue instructions to Dao Gan-meng, but he did not accord. Thus, the Commissioners-in -chief of the Left Military Commission He Fu, Qu Neng and others were ordered to lead 5,000 troops and proceed to punish him. Fu and so on crossed the Gao-liang-gong Mountains and directly attacked Nan Dian, greatly destroying it and killing the chieftain Dao Ming-meng, and killing or capturing a large number of people. They then took the troops back to attack Jing-han Stockade, but the stockade, relying on its high and dangerous location, held out and did not fall. As the government troops' grain and weapons were nearly depleted and the bandits' strength was growing, he sent a messenger to urgently advise Chun of the emergency. Chun led 500 cavalrymen to relieve them. Taking advantage of the night, they moved to Nu-jiang and the following morning proceeded directly there. He ordered the cavalrymen to gallop to below the stockade and raise dust to scare them. The bandits in their high position saw the dust clouds rising to Heaven and, having not expected the troops of the Great Army to arrive, were greatly shocked and frightened. Thus, they led their troops in surrender. Chun took advantage of the victory to also attack Kong-dong Stockade. The bandits there fled by night. Dao Gan-meng then sent a person to request permission to surrender. This was advised. As Gan-meng was greatly deceitful, the Court appointed Chun as "Forward General for Subduing the Lu" and instructed him to see if Dao Gan-meng would reform and, if not, to punish him. Chun later died of illness and Dao Gan-meng did not surrender. Thus, it was ordered that the Commissioner-in-chief He Fu proceed to punish him. He captured Dao Gan-meng and brought him back, whereupon Si Lun-fa was able to return to Ping-mian. A year later he died.

Tai-zu: juan 257.3a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 8, page 3713/14

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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/hong-wu/year-31-month-2-day-23-0, accessed October 20, 2020