Zheng-tong: Year 11, Month 4, Day 21
16 May 1446
Imperial orders of instruction were sent to [Dao] Fang-ge, the native-official Chief of the Mang-shi Chief's Office in Yun-nan. The orders read: "In the summer of last year you, Fang-ge, were able to accord with the arrangements made by the border generals and personally lead yi troops and coordinate in providing relief. Dao Luo-nang and so on were able to to take heads of the bandit followers. Your loyal efforts are commendable. Now, I am especially conferring on you orders of encouragement and instruction. I am also conferring on you biao-li of variegated silks to reward you for your achievements. From now on, you should become increasingly loyal and sincere and never be lax in this. In this way, you will be protecting your territory and you will long enjoy great peace. If remnant bandits attack, you are to supervise and lead the yi troops in eliminating them. In this way your merit will be observed. You are to respect and implement these orders."
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 28, page 2779