Jing-tai: Year 6, Month 2, Day 8
24 Feb 1455
Imperial orders were sent to the Yun-nan Regional Commander and Vice Commissioner-in-chief Mu Lin, the Military Consultant and Assistant Censor-in-chief of the Right Zheng Yong and the Grand Defender of Teng-chong and Jin-chi, the Nan-ning Earl Mao Sheng. The orders read: "You memorialized that the younger brother of Dao Fang-ge, the Chief of the Mang-shi Chief's Office had admitted that Dao Fang-ge had been secretly arranging military equipment and purchasing elephants and had joined with the bandit son Si Bu-fa, and that Tao-meng Si Keng and others of Mu-bang were planning to rebel. You note that you have smashed their plans and captured them, but are concerned that the various native officials are suspicious and afraid, and that others might incite them to rebel. You are to immediately assemble the officials and make plans, and urgently marshal the troops and cavalry to demonstrate majesty and military might. You are also to send people to soothe and instruct the native officials and people, instructing them to put their hearts at ease, to look after their own affairs, protect their territory and look after their people. They are not to cherish suspicions or commence hostilities, as that will bring troubles to themselves and their families. As to Dao Fang-ge who has been captured, he is to be sent immediately to the capital, but do not be careless in this."
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 34, page 5407/08