Zheng-tong: Year 3, Month 7, Day 25
15 Aug 1438
The Qian-guo Duke Mu Sheng, regional commander of Yun-nan, memorialized that the Lu-chuan bandit Si Ren-fa was building 300 boats along the river and was intending to take Yun-long Subprefecture and other places. The Emperor sent orders to Sheng and so on requiring them to rapidly deploy government cavalry and to seize the opportunity to eliminate the bandits.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 24, page 862