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Zheng-de: Year 8, Month 4, Day 17

21 May 1513

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Na Dai, a member of the native-official ruling family of the An-nan Chief's Office in Yun-nan, was executed. Previously, Dai had assisted his relatives' gang in a dispute over an official post. They killed the native-official county magistrate Lu Ren, captured Ren's son [Lu] Qing, hid him and falsely stated that he had died of illness. When the officials found out the truth, they instructed them to bring Qing out. Dai insisted that he did not have him and bribed the investigators, the prefectural magistrate Yao Fu, the county magistrate Chen Shou and the commander Zheng Feng, and gained their protection. Subsequently he killed Qing to cover his tracks. Someone then submitted a plaint of grievance in respect of Qing and the officials repeatedly conducted investigations of Dai. Dai thereupon suddenly raised troops in opposition and, relying on the fact that his land was close to Jiao-zhi, subsequently plotted rebellion, and burned and stole from villages and stockades. This made passage along the roads impossible. Thus the Grand Coordinator and Censor-in-Chief Gu Yuan and the Grand Defender Eunuch Director Zhang Lun deployed troops to eliminate him. They captured Dai and it was Imperially commanded that he be punished with death by slow slicing. Forty-five of his gang members were beheaded, while 190 followers were banished or reduced to slaves. Fu, Shou and Feng were all sent to border guards as soldiers.

Wu-zong: juan 99.3b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 66, page 2064

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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/zheng-de/year-8-month-4-day-17, accessed October 22, 2019