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Yong-le: Year 15, Month 6, Day 13

26 Jul 1417

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The Feng-cheng Marquis Li Bin, regional commander of Jiao-zhi, advised: "In Jiao-zhi, the Shun Subprefecture persons Li He and Pan Qiang, the native-official Vice Magistrate Chen Ke-lun, the Assistant Subprefectural Magistrate Ruan Shao, the Assistant County Magistrate Fan Ma-huan, the Battalion Commander Chen Nao and the Company Commander Chen Wu-chai ; and in Nan-ling Subprefecture, the Assistant Subprefectural Magistrate Ruan Ni, the County Magistrate of Zuo-ping County Fan Bo-gao, the County Vice Magistrate Wu Wan, the Company Commander Chen Ba-lu (Alt: Chen Yi-lu, Chen Ji-lu) and others all rose in rebellion, burnt the walls, palisades and buildings of the two subprefectural towns, killed the officials and arrogated titles to themselves. Their followers numbered over 1,000. I thus ordered the Commissioner-in-chief Zhu Guang to lead troops to eliminate them. Thus, Huang Zhen, vice commander of the Jiao-zhou Central Guard; Tan Gong-zheng, vice commander of the Jiao-zhou Right Guard; Wu Kui( Alt Wu Cai), assistant commander of the Shun-hua Guard; and Pan Qin, an assistant commander of the Xin-ping Guard, assembled their troops. In the ensuing battle, Li He and over 500 of his rebellious followers were killed, while Pan Qiang, Chen Ke-lun, Ruan Shao, Fan Ma-huan, Fan Bo-gao and Wu Wan were captured. All were executed in accordance with the law. Ruan Ni and Chen Ba-lu (Alt: As above) escaped, together with the remaining soldiers. Generals have been despatched to capture them." The Emperor praised him and ordered that Bin record the achievements of the officers and men and memorialize the details. It was also ordered that, in future, details of the achievements of those native officials and native people who exert great efforts in their service be immediately advised so that they could be rewarded and promoted. During He's insurrection, Duan Gong-ding and Chen Si-qi, both native-official vice commanders of the Shun Subprefecture Commandery, were killed. Gong-ding and Si-qi both had their origins in Nan-ce Subprefecture in Jiao-zhi. They had loyally come to allegiance and had followed the expedition. In the capture of Li Ji-li and his son, and in the pacification of Jian Ding and Chen Ji-kuo, they had made great contributions. Gong-ding had risen through the ranks to vice commander of Jiao-zhou Left Guard, while Si-qi had been promoted to vice commander of Jiao-zhou Right Guard, Both were involved in guarding Shun Subprefecture. The bandits rebelled without warning and, although Gong-ding and so on fought with vigour, they were killed.

Tai-zong: juan 190.1a-2a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 13, page 2011/13

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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/yong-le/year-15-month-6-day-13, accessed October 20, 2019