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Wan-li: Year 32, Month 12, Day 13

31 Jan 1605

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Dong Yu, vice minister in the Ministry of Justice, and other officials from other offices memorialized: "The evil Fu-jian person Zhang Yi inwardly cherished plans for rebellion while outwardly proposing plans for obtaining greater taxation revenue. He banded together with military officers and eunuchs and provoked troubles with the man rogues. Yan Ying-long also recklessly engaged in oppression and deception, which led to where the head Luzon chieftain, suspicious and resentful, killed over 20,000 merchants. Thus, Yi, by his own cunning plans, brought great calamity to Fu-jian. While the grievances of 10,000 spirits have not been redressed, their heads should be shown around for 1,000 li." The Emperor said. "Zhang Yi and so on have deceived and lied to the Court. They have also initiated troubles abroad leading to the slaughter of 30,000 merchants. This has harmed majesty and bequeathed calamity. Death will not expiate their crimes. Have them immediately executed and their heads displayed throughout that province. The Luzon fan chieftain has killed officials and civilians without authority. Have the grand coordinator and regional inspector deliberate on appropriate arrangements and memorialize so that a decision can be taken."

Shen-zong: juan 404.3a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 114, page 7547/48

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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-32-month-12-day-13, accessed April 24, 2017