Zheng-tong: Year 10, Month 12, Day 17
14 Jan 1446
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.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 28, page 2704/05