Wan-li: Year 29, Month 4, Day 16
17 May 1601
The Eunuch Director Yang Rong, head of the Directorate for Palace Delicacies and supervisor of mining taxes in Yun-nan, presented 15,240-plus liang of silver, 20 liang of gold and 160-plus liang of assayed silver (樣銀). He also presented 113 precious red stones and 17 (Alt: 79) precious blue stones. It was ordered that the treasury check and receive these. Yang Rong was also ordered to join with the grand coordinator and regional inspector in rigorously pursuing Huang Cun and others of Xian Dian, who had appropriated and concealed taxes. It was noted that no excuses or delays would be permitted.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 112, page 6685/86