Hong-zhi: Year 2, Month 8, Day 15
9 Sep 1489
Dao Yue Zheng-lai, the grandson of Dao Lan-na, the deceased native-official pacification superintendent of the Ba-bai/Da-dian Military and Civilian Pacification Superintendency in Yun-nan, offered tribute of local products and requested permission to inherit his grandfather's post. The Ministry of War advised: "Ba-bai is far from Yun-nan and is a place ridden with miasmic poisons. It is different from other places. Thus a detailed investigation should be especially dispensed with, and he should be permitted to inherit the post." This was approved. It was also ordered that headwear and a belt, as well as biao-li [of silks?] and other goods be conferred upon him.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 52, page 656