Yong-le: Year 12, Month 3, Day 10
31 Mar 1414
The Commissioner Shi You captured the Jiao-zhi bandit leader Chen Ji-kuo in Laos. Previously, when the Ying-guo Duke Zhang Fu, regional commander, captured the bandit leader Deng Rong at Zha-pu-gan Ce in the Siamese region, Ji-kuo fled to Mt. Zhu-pai (Alt. Mt. Xing-pai) in Yi-an. Zhang Fu sent You and others to pursue and capture him. Ji-kuo's power was exhausted and he fled to Laos. Thereupon, You advanced his troops in order to pursue him. Laos requested that it be allowed to capture and present him. Fu thus sent people with a notification demanding that Ji-kuo be found and handed over. He also ordered You to lead the troops forward into Laos' territory. You attacked and overcame the three passes in Laos (老挝三關). When he arrived at Jin-ling-ge, the man scattered, leaving Ji-kuo, his wife and concubines in the region of Nan-ma at Ji-meng Ce. The Imperial army took them all alive, bound them and returned. Ji-kuo's younger brother Ji-jiu had falsely declared himself to be Minister of State and Huan-guo Prince. Formerly, he had contributed to the disorder in Jing-an Subprefecture. At this time, on hearing of Ji-kuo's capture, he fled to sea in a ship. The Zhen-yi Guard Commander Li Jian and others pursued him to Duo-yu Sea-port. There, together with his elder sister, a false princess and others, he was captured. The bandit cohorts were all thereby pacified.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 13, page 1737/38