Yong-le: Year 5, Month 1, Day 1
8 Feb 1407
On this day, the Xin-cheng Marquis Zhang Fu, regional commander of the force sent on expedition to punish Annam, despatched the Qing-yuan Earl Wang You, while the Xi-ping Marquis Mu Sheng, deputy general of the left, despatched the Regional Commissioner Liu Cong, requiring them to join forces in order to eliminate the bandits. They were reinforced by troops from the Zhu River and went on to attack the palisades on the Chou River, breaking through them. They then attacked Mt. Kun-mei, the Wan-jie River and Mt. Pu-lai, taking 37,390 bandit heads and capturing the false bandit Deputy Regimental Commander (團副) Ding Bu-qu, before executing him. The remnant bandits fled in disorder. The bandit general Hu Du then grouped his boats on the Pan-tan River. As Chen Feng, the native Company Commander (隊正) of Nan-ce Subprefecture had already surrendered, Fu ordered him to attack Du. Feng defeated him and Du fled to Men Sea Port, while all his boats were captured. Fu then ordered Feng to bring the people of Liang River, Dong-chao and other areas to surrender and ensure that they were all settled in their occupations. At this time, the counties and towns saw the trend and successively came to surrender and letters submitted by the local people detailing the evil excesses of the Li bandits numbered daily in their hundreds.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 11, page 901