Yong-le: Year 5, Month 11, Day 3
2 Dec 1407
Imperial orders were sent to the Xin-cheng Marquis Zhang Fu, regional commander of Jiao-zhi. The orders read: "Jiao-zhi has now been pacified. If there are any who are rebellious, they mu st be eliminated. However, the officers and men mu st be warned not to let this extend to the innocent. The young males of the families of the evil rebels are not to be killed. However, all those who have pushed into the inner territory, regardless of whether they are slaves or ordinary people, if they take up arms in opposition, mu st be killed without leniency." Similar orders were sent to the Xi-ping Marquis Mu Sheng, deputy general of the left.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 11, page 1014