Jia-jing: Year 29, Month 11, Day 10
17 Dec 1550
In the Yuan-jiang Military and Civilian Prefecture in Yun-nan, Na Jian, a member of the native-official ruling family, killed the native-official prefect Na Xian and took on the prefectural duties without authority. Fearing punishment from the Court, he made a secret pact with the Jiao yi Wu Wen-yuan and plotted rebellion. The Grand Coordinator and Regional Inspector Hu Kui and Lin Ying-ji as well as the Regional Commander Mu Chao-bi advised, requesting permission to employ the Surveillance Vice Commissioner Li Wei and the Administration Vice Commissioner Hu Yao-shi to lead troops in eliminating them, and also requesting that a "circulating-official" prefect post be established, so as to prevent future calamities. The memorial was sent to the Ministry of War, which responded: "It is requested that Kui and so on be instructed to deploy native and Han troops to be used in an expedition of elimination as circumstances demand, and that they be permitted to employ Wei and Yao-shi as appropriate. Also, rewards should be offered for those who arrest Jian and the other major rebel leaders, while those who have been forced into following them should be pardoned. As to the other matter, the present situation should be first settled and then it should be discussed and handled." This was approved.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 86, page 6567