Wan-li: Year 19, Month Intercalary 3, Day 5
27 Apr 1591
As his assistants had been impeached and there was now a border alarm, the Yun-nan Grand Defender Mu Chang-zuo submitted a request that they be temporarily exempted from investigation and that the final decisions on their cases be taken after the situation returned to peace. The officials of the Office of Scrutiny memorialized: "The Ava-Burma bandits have now attacked the inner territory and control over Meng-yang has been lost. The grand defender, rather than being anxious to realize achievements for the locality, is anxious that his assistants be exempted from punishment. How can he forget the public good and just be anxious about private matters! It is imperative that he deploy troops and cavalry to snuff out the rebellion by Ava-Burma. Shirking duties through excuses and exploiting the opportunity to repeatedly disturb the Emperor with petitions must not be permitted. When peace is restored, a memorial should be submitted requesting a decision on the impeached offenders." The ministry re-submitted the memorial and it was approved.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 106, page 4337