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Hong-zhi: Year 2, Month 8, Day 15

9 Sep 1489

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The Yun-nan defence officials memorialized: "The yi woman Nang Han-nong of the Meng-mi Pacification Office has successively occupied 27 places in Mu-bang. She has also secretly induced the chieftain Fang Zhuo-meng and others to rebel against Mu-bang. Mu-bang is isolated and weak and cannot withstand this by itself. Its strength will indeed be exhausted and Mu-bang will soon be swallowed. It is requested that Imperial orders be issued for public notification instructing Meng-mi to return all of Mu-bang's land which it has occupied and ordering that the chieftain Fang Zhuo-meng and so on should observe Mu-bang's orders so that they can safeguard themselves and their families and avoid future regret. It is also requested that the Ba-bai Pacification Superintendency be ordered to cultivate good relations with Mu-bang, in a relationship of mutual dependence, whereby they can assist each other. Also, Han Wa-fa of the Mu-bang Pacification Superintendency should be ordered to re-capture the people's hearts and treat the people as his family. In this way, Meng-mi will not have an opportunity to induce base people to revolt, which would lead to weakening and further isolation. If Meng-mi heeds the instructions, Nang Han-nong's grandson Si Die should, after investigation, be verified as successor to the post. If they persist in evil and do not repent, other measures should be deliberated upon." The Ministry of War re-submitted the memorial, noting: "It is requested that the memorialized proposals be implemented and that the Yun-nan defence officials be required, on the day the Imperial orders for public notification arrive, to personally go to the Jin-chi area and strictly supervise the sending of persons to these various offices to announce the orders so that all are clearly instructed. This will save the Court trouble and obviate the use of troops. It is the best option. If they still act obstinately and refuse to submit, the use of troops should be deliberated upon and the officials should advise of their plans." This was approved.

Xiao-zong: juan 29.10a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 52, page 657

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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-zhi/year-2-month-8-day-15-0, accessed October 19, 2019