Wan-li: Year 37, Month 4, Day 16
19 May 1609
Previously, during the Yun-nan campaign, the Company Commander Zhao Cun-ren received orders to withdraw his troops. He took advantage of this opportunity to plunder three villages at Lu-nan. As the Nong troops of Guang-nan were not familiar with the villages in the inner territory, the local guide Li Zhi-ju and others guided them in senseless slaughter in Guo-dong and other villages, resulting in the unjust killing of 96 persons. The Ministry of War held that Cun-ren and Zhi-ju should be punished with death and that, as the native Associate Administrator Nong Ying-zu had not exercised discipline over his forces and the Commanders Yang Shi-en and Li Da-jian had made errors in managing the yi, the regional inspector should memorialize separately on these cases for Imperial decision. This was approved. * A further untranslated reference to these incidents can be found at Shen-zong juan 475.8a-b.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 116, page 8620/21