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Xuan-de: Year 3, Month 5, Day 30

12 Jul 1428

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Cai Fu, Zhu Guang, Xue Ju, Yu Zan, Lu Gui and Li Zhong were executed. Fu was a commissioner-in-chief, Guang, Ju and Zan were all regional commissioners, Gui was a guard commander and Zhong was a battalion commander. Fu and so on had initially defended Yi-an in Jiao-zhi. There, they were surrounded by the bandits but Fu did not do battle. Rather, he sent Guang and others to surrender to the bandits. They also taught the bandits how to make instruments of attack (攻具) and they went on to attack Dong-guan. At the time, a government force of over 9,000 men was intending to burn the bandits' camp. Fu sent the Company Commander Mou Ying to advise the bandits, who then killed all of the 9,000-plus troops. They then went on to attack Chang River and other cities. Fu then successively tried to coerce the people in the various cities to surrender. Once, when they arrived at Qing-hua, he galloped his horse up to the city walls and loudly cried: "Defender, take the opportunity and your lives will be saved. Otherwise, your brains and livers will litter the ground." The subprefectural magistrate Luo Tong and others loudly cursed him and he left. At this time, Li sent Fu and the others back to the capital. The dukes, marquises, earls, officials of the five military commissions, six ministries, the Censorate and the officials of the capital guards were ordered to repeatedly investigate them. They all admitted their crimes and a memorial was submitted advising of this. It was ordered that they be publicly executed and that the property of their families be confiscated.

Xuan-zong: juan 43.17a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 18, page 1075/76

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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/xuan-de/year-3-month-5-day-30, accessed September 18, 2019