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Wan-li: Year 20, Month 3, Day 7

18 Apr 1592

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Wang Jian-zhong (Alt: Wang Zong-zhong), a supervising secretary in the Office of Scrutiny for Justice, and others memorialized: "Yun-nan is secluded far on the distant border. The man and the bo of the native offices are peaceful when soothed and rebel when neglected. it is left entirely to the grand coordinator, the regional inspector and the grand defender to settle them and arrange their allegiance. Previously, due to envy, tribute offered was concealed. This resulted in transport routes being blocked and achievements and transgressions being confused. The Grand Coordinator Liu Shi-zeng, the Grand Defender Mu Chang-zuo and the Regional Inspector Su Can acted in undesirable ways. A short time later, Zhu Wan-yuan (Alt: Zhu Fang-yuan) and others who brought tribute from Yun-nan, memorialized: "The former Jin-chi/Teng-chang surveillance commissioner and current offender Li Cai recovered Man-mo, pacified Meng-yang, defeated Ava-Burma, and displayed might. Meng-yang offered tribute of elephants and returned to allegiance. This was because they were truly grateful for the grace innate in the Heavenly Court's despatch of troops to destroy Ava-Burma. At that time, the regional inspector had already despatched a memorial of impeachment and there was a desire to have Li Cai wrongly accused of crime. Therefore [the tribute memorial] was hidden and not advised. However, the yi documents had been in the possession of the three senior officials, the three offices, the general surveillance circuit and the prefectures. The grand defender and grand coordinator joined together and misled by concealing matters, as they were envious of those who had realized achievements. They should both be investigated and punished." An Imperial order was issued requiring the judicial offices to jointly deliberate on the case. In addition, the grand coordinator and the regional inspector were ordered to investigate the facts and advise.

Shen-zong: juan 246.2a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 107, page 4579/80

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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/wan-li/year-20-month-3-day-7, accessed October 22, 2019