Wan-li: Year 7, Month 1, Day 11
6 Feb 1579
The Yun-nan Censor Chen Wen-sui proposed reviving a post of assistant regional commander, to be based in the three pacification commissions. The Ministry of War re-submitted the memorial, noting: "Since the Yong-chang general administration circuit assistant regional commander position was abolished and the positions of prefect and vice prefect were re-established, the yi people have been at peace and secure. Why is there a need to establish a commander's post in the three pacification commissions? The function of the Lin-an assistant regional commander was to defend against and capture the Mu-bu and for restraining Annam. His function was not the control of the Mang. Now the Eastern yi are at peace. A commandant is sufficient to control them. The assistant regional commander has become a superfluous post. It is proposed that the Jin-chi/Lan-cang commandant be transferred to Teng-yue to coordinate with the yi-pacifying vice prefect in investigating and handling the yi situation. If there is nothing untoward, he should supervise the Yong-chang and Teng-chong defence officials in their training of the Han and native government troops as well as the yi troops, so that they can display military might. Also, the Jin-chi/Teng-chong military defence circuit vice commissioner should be made responsible for touring and inspecting, as well as with investigating achievements and offences." The proposals were approved.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 100, page 1748