Zheng-tong: Year 10, Month 3, Day 7
13 Apr 1445
Previously, because of attacks and harassment by the Lu-chuan bandits, the people of the two pacification commissions of Nan Dian and Gan-yai in Yun-nan were not at ease in their occupations. Thus, the pacification commissions fell behind in their payments of silver in lieu of labour. The Commissioner-in-chief Mu Ang , regional commander of Yun-nan, and others advised of this. The Emperor ordered that they be exempted payment of these amounts. It was also ordered that officials of the Yun-nan Provincial Administration Commission go to these areas and carry out an examination and issue instructions, and that, when the people were again settled in their occupations, the previous levy was to be re-imposed.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 28, page 2531