Zheng-tong: Year 3, Month 8, Day 13
2 Sep 1438
The Yun-nan Regional Commander and Qian-guo Duke Mu Sheng memorialized: "The Lu-chuan bandit Si Ren-fa has sent his tribe members to kill the government troops in Wa Dian, Shun-jiang and Jiang-dong, eliminating nearly all of them." The Emperor sent Imperial orders to Sheng and the others, saying: "As the bandits' strength was growing daily, I repeatedly ordered you to make plans for their elimination. However, you have been trifling with them, thereby fostering their evil and producing the present situation. When these orders arrive, you are to faithfully implement my previous orders and act as the situation dictates. You must eliminate them entirely in one fell swoop."
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 24, page 875