Tian-shun: Year 5, Month 12, Day 16
16 Jan 1462
The Yun-nan Provincial Administration Commission was ordered to annually levy silver in lieu of labour like before. Previously. because the Palace Treasury ( ) had memorialized about a lack of gold, Yun-nan was instructed to convert the annual amount due in silver in lieu of labour into an amount due in gold. At this time, the Yun-nan Grand Defender and Eunuch Director Luo Gui memorialized that Yun-nan actually did not produce gold and that if the yi people had gold levies imposed upon them, he was afraid that this would induce them to rebel and that it would led to great calamity. Accordingly, this order was issued.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 38, page 6850