Yong-le: Year 4, Month 12, Day 18
26 Jan 1407
The Feng-cheng Marquis Li Bin, assistant commander of the left, and the Yun-yang Earl Chen Xu, assistant commander of the right of the force sent on expedition to punish Annam, led the army in attacking the Western capital of the Li bandits. On hearing that Duo-bang City had fallen, the bandits had burnt the palace and grain warehouses of the Western capital and then fled by sea. The bandits then based themselves at Mt. Tian-jian and other places and sent troops from the Sheng-jue River and the Tan-she River to attack the government troops. The Xin-cheng Marquis Zhang Fu, regional commander, sent forward the Commissioner-in-chief Huang Zhong, who repeatedly inflicted defeats on the enemy. Thus the San River Route, Xuan River, Tao River and other prefectures and counties, came one after another to the commander-in-chief to surrender.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 11, page 895