Wan-li: Year 36, Month 6, Day 9
20 Jul 1608
The Imperial rewards conferred upon the Guang-dong/Guang-xi Supreme Commander Dai Yao for capturing Annam rebels were withdrawn. This was ordered as Shen Yong-mao, vice minister in the Court of the Imperial Stud, had advised that the achievements [Dai Yao] had realized were insufficient to cancel out the defeats he had suffered and that the Court's funds should not be excessively lavished.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 116, page 8473