Zheng-tong: Year 12, Month 4, Day 8
22 Apr 1447
The Qian-guo Duke Mu Bin, regional commander of Yun-nan, memorialized: "I sent the Battalion Commander Ming Yong to instruct the bandit son Si Ji-fa and bring him to surrender. As his younger brother Zhao Sai and his son Ai Zhun, whom he had sent, had not returned, Si Ji-fa harboured doubts, was fearful and in the end was unwilling to come out. Recently, as Si Ji-fa had stolen his buffalo, horses, gold and silver, Bu-la-lang of Ava-Burma wished to send troops to attack and retrieve that which had been stolen. We discussed the matter and sent persons to separately instruct the pacification superintendents of Mu-bang and Ava-Burma to raise native troops and at an agreed date, to cross the river and attack by separate routes. We have sent 10,000 troops of the Imperial army and based them at Teng-chong, in order to provide an additional force. In this way, the bandit will face opposition on four sides and will certainly be captured." The Emperor sent orders approving this.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 29, page 2976/77