Long-qing: Year 1, Month 11, Day 26
26 Dec 1567
The Censor-in-chief Li You, grand coordinator of Guang-dong, memorialized: "In the seventh month (Aug/Sep 1567), the Di-shui village resident Lin Si and others captured the wandering pirate Zhang Lao and several others and advised of this to Li Shou-jing (Alt Wang Shou-jing), the seal-holding commander and Shen Ni, the patrol and pursuit commander of Jie-shi Guard. Shou-jing and Ni had always been avaricious and, taking them into custody, demanded bribes. Not long after, over 200 of Lin Dao-qian's remnant gang members took advantage of the night to enter the city of the guard and take away Lao and the others. It is requested that Shou-jing and so on be punished in accordance with the law and that, because Wang Zheng-zhong, the squad leader of Hai-kang Stockade, in his supervision of the troops pursuing the remnant pirates, did not exert all his efforts, thereby giving rise to troubles, he should also be jointly charged." An Imperial order was issued noting: "Zheng-zhong and so on shall carry the crimes until they kill the bandits. Shou-jing and so on are to be sent to the regional inspecting censor for investigation."
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 92, page 0400/01