Wan-li: Year 34, Month 8, Day 2
3 Sep 1606
The Yun-nan Grand Coordinator Chen Yong-bin advised: "Recently, the taxation supervisor Yang Rong brought calamity through his severe exactions. Now Rong is dead, but the taxes remain in force. The province of Yun-nan has no merchants and the taxes have to be paid from the people's surpluses. If the people are severely taxed, rebellion will again occur. Of the heavy levies imposed by the state, none exceeds the gold payments required of Yun-nan...
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 115, page 8007/08