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Jia-jing: Year 22, Month 10, Day 22

18 Nov 1543

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The Annam spy (偵者) Du Wen-zhuang was released. Formerly, in the spring of the 16th year (Feb/Apr 1537), Annam, on hearing that it was to be punished, sent the chieftain Ruan Wen-du leading Wen-zhuang and others, a total of 70 persons, in coming to spy on secret matters. When they arrived in the Wu-lei Sea, they came ashore. The police officer Qin Liang and others commanded the troops in pursuing them and they captured Wen-zhuang, who was then imprisoned in the Guang-dong Provincial Surveillance Commission prison. After Mo Deng-yong surrendered, the various Guang-dong officials requested that as the Court had pardoned Deng-yong and not executed him, Wen-zhuang should also be pardoned, in order to show the Court's concern for those from the distance. The Censorate advised of the request and it was approved.

Shi-zong: juan 279.8a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 83, page 5445/46

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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/jia-jing/year-22-month-10-day-22, accessed November 17, 2019