Zheng-tong: Year 3, Month 11, Day 22
8 Dec 1438
Imperial orders were sent to the Qian-guo Duke Mu Sheng, regional commander of Yun-nan, and so on. The orders read: "I have read your memorial and the translated letter from the Lu-chuan Pacification Superintendency and am now further aware of the deceit and the guile of the rebellious bandit Si Ren-fa. He will not accord. Now, while the weather is cool, you, ministers are to jointly lead your troops forward to attack him. You are also to appropriately mobilize nearby native officials who will then lead their crack troops and assist in eliminating the bandits, so as to pacify the border areas. In your orders it is necessary to make clear the rewards and punishments, so that the government troops will be both warned and encouraged."
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 24, page 0933/34