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Zheng-tong: Year 10, Month 12, Day 17

14 Jan 1446

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The Yun-nan Battalion Commander Wang Zheng executed the Lu-chuan bandit Si Ren-fa in Ava-Burma. Previously, the Qian-guo Duke Mu Bin, regional commander of Yun-nan, and others had sent Zheng with Imperial orders and silks with which to instruct and reward Bu-la-lang Ma-ha Sheng-yi-su-la, the son of the Ava-Burma Pacification Superintendent and to demand Si Ren-fa. Bu-la-lang Ma-ha Sheng-yi-su-la hesitated and did not immediately despatch Si Ren-fa. After two days and two nights, an astrologer (術者) advised him: "The government troops have arrived." Bu-la-lang Ma-ha Sheng-yi-su-la was fearful and thus sent Si Ren-fa, his wife and their children as well as members of his tribe, a total of 32 persons, and handed them over to Zheng. Si Ren-fa had then refused to eat and, after several days, Zheng thought that he would die. Accordingly, he executed Si Ren-fa in public and sent the boxed head along with the prisoners by rapid despatch for delivery to the capital.

Ying-zong: juan 136.5b-6a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 28, page 2704/05

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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-tong/year-10-month-12-day-17, accessed August 13, 2020