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Zheng-tong: Year 11, Month 2, Day 26

23 Mar 1446

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Imperial orders of instruction were sent to Gong Xiang, the pacification commissioner of the Long-chuan Pacification Commission in Yun-nan, the Associate Administrator Dao Wai-meng, the Deputy Pacification Commissioner Dao Luo-nang, the assistant Pacification Commissioner Long Dao and the local Company Commander Han Xian. The orders read: "A memorial has been received from the regional commander and the grand defenders of Yun-nan noting that you have requested that you be provided with a seal, and requested that the Battalion Commander Lan Yu soothe and govern the region, and spoken of other matters. All this is now known to the Court. Previously, because of your loyalty and sincerity, an office was especially established, you were provided with a seal and you were appointed to your posts. Yet, you have been incapable of spreading Imperial grace and, like petty persons, you have taken the opportunity to steal the seal. Your crime is unpardonable. However, I am leniently exempting you from punishment. Now, in accordance with your request, a seal has been cast and I am ordering that Lan Yu take it and give it to you Gong Xiang, for you to control. Yu has also been instructed to stay in Long-chuan to assist you in governing the people. From now on, you should embody the court's great grace so that the people of the whole region are settled and the area is at peace. In this way, you will be according with the importance of the task I have employed you to do. You should respect and implement my orders and not be remiss in this!"

Ying-zong: juan 138.8a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 28, page 2749

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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-11-month-2-day-26, accessed January 21, 2021