Wan-li: Year 38, Month 4, Day 1
23 May 1610
The Acting Lin-an/Yuan-jiang Adjutant and Mobile Corps Commander Ye Ding-yuan accepted bribes, made secret plans and, without authority, deployed the troops of Nong Ying-zu, in order to seek revenge on behalf of Bai Lin, a member of the ruling native-official, against the native chieftain Zhang De-sheng and others who had occupied the walled city at Jiao-hua. The Grand Coordinator Zhou Jia-mo discovered the situation through investigation and then submitted an impeachment together with the Yun-nan Regional Inspector Deng Mei. At this time, the ministry responded: "Ye Ding-yuan should be dismissed from his post and the regional inspecting censor should be required to arrest and investigate him. As to the struggle for territory between Bai Lin and Zhang De-sheng, there should be swift investigation and deliberation on arrangements, so as to achieve a peaceful settlement." This was approved.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 117, page 8869