Wan-li: Year 17, Month 7, Day 29
8 Sep 1589
Liu Ji-wen, vice minister of the right in the Ministry of War and supreme commander of Guang-dong/Guang-xi, advised: "In the seas to the East of Lei-zhou and Lian-zhou, a linked fleet of over 100 double-masted Guang ships (廣船) made from black wood (烏料) had been constantly raiding the prohibited pearl beds in the Yang-mei and Duan-wang areas, stealing pearls and spiral shells. The government troops of the various forts and sentry posts captured 1,121 of the offenders alive and took 66 heads. It is requested that the officers who have realized achievements be treated well and rewarded as appropriate."
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 105, page 4005