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Tian-shun: Year 6, Month 6, Day 30

26 Jul 1462

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The Vice Commissioner-in-chief Mu Zan, regional commander of Yun-nan, and others memorialized: "The native-official Han Luo-fa from Mu-bang and native officials from other places have gathered their troops, engaged in rebellion and repeatedly attacked Long-chuan and such places. It is desired that the 8,000 government troops who were formerly transferred to defend Gui-zhou be sent back to provide defence." The Ministry of War advised: "The transfer of the government troops in order to provide defence has already been decided. It is difficult to allow them to return." The Emperor said: "Matters differ in their urgency and we cannot treat all situations in the same way. The bandit situation in Yun-nan is urgent. Thus, I am especially instructing that half of the troops are to be transferred back, so that we do not have two problems."

Ying-zong: juan 341.6b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 38, page 6928

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Geoff Wade, translator, Southeast Asia in the Ming Shi-lu: an open access resource, Singapore: Asia Research Institute and the Singapore E-Press, National University of Singapore, http://epress.nus.edu.sg/msl/reign/tian-shun/year-6-month-6-day-30, accessed August 13, 2020