Jia-jing: Year 1, Month 7, Day 13
4 Aug 1522
The Guang-dong bandit Fang Gan-tong and others had travelled across the oceans and had been in communication with the fan. They had also plundered and looted the people and had become a very powerful force. The Provincial Surveillance Commissioner Wang Hong had previously served as coastal defence circuit vice commissioner and had led troops in capturing them. When the events were advised, it was Imperially commanded that Hong be promoted one grade in salary and that silver and silks be conferred upon him. It was further commanded that Gan-tong and the others be executed and their heads exposed as a warning as provided under the law.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 71, page 510