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Wan-li: Year 37, Month 4, Day 16

19 May 1609

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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.

Shen-zong: juan 457.4b-5a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 116, page 8620/21

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Geoff Wade, translator, Southeast Asia in the Ming Shi-lu: an open access resource, Singapore: Asia Research Institute and the Singapore E-Press, National University of Singapore, http://epress.nus.edu.sg/msl/reign/wan-li/year-37-month-4-day-16, accessed October 17, 2019