Wan-li: Year 30, Month 5, Day 8
27 Jun 1602
The Sha and Nong of Yun-nan attacked and killed native officials and pushed towards the counties of Lin-an Prefecture. The grand coordinator and the regional inspector advised of this, and requested permission to make arrangements as circumstances dictated and proposed the deployment of troops and cavalry from nearby to proceed on expedition against them. The Ministry of War re-submitted the memorial, noting: "The two tribes of the Sha and the Nong live mixed together within Si Tuo and others of the nine [native] offices. The people are the remnant spawn of [Nong] Zhi-gao and their territory forms the furthest border of Guang-ling. Now they have been easily enticed to trouble by the inveigling of the rebellious native-official ruling family member. They have attacked our outer feudatories and are putting pressure on our inner territory. It is not appropriate to deploy troops in the distance. However, the deployments are for ensuring security and arrangements are difficult to make from the centre, so we should not let such limitations restrict us. We can look forward to the carrying out of Heaven's punishment and the pacification of the region, so that Yun-nan's troubles are not added to. All troop deployments and attacks as well as investigations into the mistakes which gave rise to the troubles should be handled in that place and arrangements made as befit the situation. Also, the necessary expeditionary rations should be calculated and despatched." This was approved.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 112, page 6978