Xuan-de: Year 3, Month 2, Day 27
12 Mar 1428
The Song-pan Guard Battalion Commander Qian Hong was beheaded, while the Commissioner Gao Long and the officials Han Zheng and Deng Jian, who were serving in order to realize achievements, were banished to serve as soldiers in Guang-xi. Previously, Hong had incited Rong-er-jie and other fan persons to engage in rebellion. The Emperor had ordered Ren Qi, commander of the Auxiliary Embroidered-Uniform Guard and the Investigating Censor Li Jue, to go and investigate the facts. At this time, Qi and so on memorialized that the rebellion by the fan and the man had actually been incited by the Battalion Commander Hong. Earlier, Song-pan had been required to send government troops to Jiao-zhi, but the troops were afraid and unwilling to go. They then plotted with Hong. Hong said: "We only have to say that the fan are in rebellion, and then the military commission will have to memorialize. When they memorialize, they will have to send Song-pan troops to punish them, and the transfer to Jiao-zhi will be cancelled." Subsequently, they falsely reported to the guard that the man person Rong-er-jie and others had rebelled. The guard urgently reported this to the regional commission and thus the service in Jiao-zhi was cancelled....
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 18, page 0921/22