Wan-li: Year 35, Month 9, Day 3
23 Oct 1607
Dai Yao, the supreme commander of Guang-dong/Guang-xi, requested, as Jiao-nan had come to offer tribute and had presented the rebel's head, that the achievements of the Regional Commander Wang Ming-he, the Provincial Administration Commissioner Qu Qian-qiao and the various military officers be recorded. Previously, when Wei Da-li had engaged in rebellion, the supreme commander had sent orders to Jiao-nan requiring it to realize achievements by capturing the bandits. Subsequently, Da-li repented his crimes and presented many spies. The Court deliberated and he was pardoned from death. However, the supreme commander continued to be troubled by him as before. Thus Li Wei-xin had Da-li slain and then presented his boxed head. For a long time no rewards were recorded. The supreme commande said: "The rebel's head has been sent from 10,000 li in the distance and three batches of tribute have been presented at one time. There was no need to despatch an army and, without effort, our influence has been flourished in the distance. It is appropriate to encourage the generals and troops and encourage the various officials on the border. The promotions and rewards should be decided case by case." The matter was passed to the Ministry of War.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 115, page 8291