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Yong-le: Year 3, Month 12, Day 6

29 Dec 1405

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The Xi-ping Marquis Mu Sheng, grand defender of Yun-nan, memorialized: "I received the orders to deploy an army as well as the troops of Che-li and other pacification superintendencies. When they reached the territory of Ba-bai, they destroyed the two stockades of Meng-li Cliffs and Zhe-da. They then proceeded to Zheng Xian Stockade and the Mu-bang troops destroyed over 10 stockades including Jian Xia. Ba-bai was frightened and sent people to the military commander to present a petition admitting guilt. We respected the Imperial orders and thus encamped the troops rather than advancing. Che-li and the other pacification superintendencies then withdrew their troops. The petition submitted is memorialized herewith." Subsequently, Imperial orders were sent to instruct the Che-li and Mu-bang pacification superintendents, including Dao Xian-da as well as the native officials of Bo-le and Meng-gen, including Ma-ha-dan-ma-la-zha and so on. The orders read: "You requested that an army be raised for the purpose of punishment. Your loyalty and sincerity were pleasing and your request was approved. Now, the Xi-ping Marquis has memorialized that Ba-bai has already admitted guilt and offered tribute. If someone who has committed crimes is able to repent, he should be pardoned. When the orders arrive, you are to halt your troops and not advance further." In addition, Imperial orders were sent to the Xi-ping Marquis Mu Sheng and so on, requiring them to withdraw their troops.

Tai-zong: juan 49.1a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 10, page 0737/38

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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-3-month-12-day-6, accessed October 23, 2019