Xuan-de: Year 2, Month 7, Day 13
5 Aug 1427
It was commanded that the Zhen-yuan Marquis Gu Xing-zu be arrested. At this time, the Jiao-zhi rebellious bandits had broken through Ai-liu Pass and other passes and attacked and surrounded Qiu-wen. Xing-zu had troops at Tai-ping and Nan-ning, but he did not provide assistance, with the result that the bandits took the city. Also, Xing-zu had earlier memorialized that he had already captured the bandit leader Wei Wan-huang and publicly displayed his head as a warning to the people. However, Wan-huang was still engaged in surprise attacks and plunder like before. Xing-zu also sent the commander Zhang Heng and others to extort from the native officials and people over 2,5000 liang of gold and silver and over 100 horses on the pretext that these were for military purposes. He had, in addition, robbed the people, carried off women and engaged in other improper activities. A memorial of impeachment was submitted by the regional inspecting censor. Due to his accumulated evil and his lack of repentance, the Emperor ordered the Auxiliary Censorate to arrest and investigate him. It was further ordered that the dukes, marquis and senior ministers propose a good general to replace him.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 17, page 763