Yong-le: Year 11, Month 2, Day 14
15 Mar 1413
Imperial orders were sent to the Ying-guo Duke Zhang Fu and the Qian-guo Duke Mu Sheng, regional commanders of Jiao-zhi, as follows: "The troops have been employed for a long period, but the bandits have not yet been captured. You should make great efforts to achieve success so that the troops and the people can be rested."
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 13, page 1667