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Zheng-tong: Year 4, Month 2, Day 14

27 Feb 1439

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The Qian-guo Duke Mu Sheng, regional commander of Yun-nan, memorialized: "Having received the Imperial orders to proceed against and eliminate the rebellious Lu-chuan bandit Si Ren-fa, in the 11th month of the third year of the Zheng-tong reign (Nov/Dec 1438), I joined with the Commissioners-in-Chief Mu Ang and Fang Zheng and led the troops to Jin-chi Command and encamped them. I repeatedly sent the commander Che Lin and others to Lu-jiang to seek the pacification of the bandits through negotiation. However, the bandits erected palisades along the river for defence. Thus, Zheng and so on built 60 boats, crossed the river and attacked them, inflicting a great defeat on the bandit forces and then pursued them to Lu-jiang Pacification Office. The bandits then fled into Jing-han Stockade. The guard commander Tang Qing and the houseman Fang Ying, and so on proceeded to attack them, upon which the bandits again fled. The commander Gao Yuan and others pursued them to the foot of the Gao-li-gong Mountains and there attacked and defeated them. Over 3,000 heads were taken." The Emperor sent orders of commendation and instruction to Sheng and the others. It was also ordered that the troops and cavalry be marshalled and advanced to attack the bandits' lair, and advised that promotions and rewards for achievements realized would be made when the bandits were pacified.

Ying-zong: juan 51.5a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 24, page 0981/82

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Geoff Wade, translator, Southeast Asia in the Ming Shi-lu: an open access resource, Singapore: Asia Research Institute and the Singapore E-Press, National University of Singapore, http://epress.nus.edu.sg/msl/reign/zheng-tong/year-4-month-2-day-14, accessed July 09, 2020