Jia-jing: Year 22, Month 10, Day 22
18 Nov 1543
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.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 83, page 5445/46