Wan-li: Year 36, Month 3, Day 24
8 May 1608
The Grand Secretary Zhu Geng and others memorialized: "In three places in the country there have been concurrent military alarms....The second is the Jiao yi of Guang-yue (廣粵), who took the opportunity presented by our unpreparedness to rush in, and those in the city were unable to defend against them....As to the region of Yue, it is 10,000 li in the distance, and it is easy to conceal things. The Jiao yi have engaged in sudden pillage. If they had not fled, how would we have guarded against and eliminated them? If the area was lost, how could we defend against them? The grand coordinator and the regional inspector should also be ordered to carry out an examination of the facts and report..."
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 116, page 8436/38