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Zheng-tong: Year 5, Month 7, Day 25

22 Aug 1440

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A total of 10,262 (Alt: 12,062) government military officers, platoon commanders, precinct heads and others who had realized achievements in the expedition against the rebellious Lu-chuan bandit Si Ren-fa were rewarded: Those who took three of more heads or were killed on the battlefield: 2,000 guan of paper money and four biao-li of variegated silk were conferred upon Fang Zheng and each of the other commissioners-in-chief; 800 guan of paper money and two biao-li of variegated silk were conferred upon each of the regional commissioners; 700 guan of paper money and one biao-li of variegated silk were conferred upon each of the guard commanders; 500 guan of paper money and three bolts of thin silks were conferred upon each of the battalion commanders; 400 guan of paper money and two bolts of thin silk were conferred upon each of the company commanders; 200 guan of paper money and one bolt of thin silk were conferred upon each of the platoon commanders and others. Those who took two heads or less, were captured or died of injuries received in battle: 600 guan of paper money and one biao-li of variegated silk were conferred upon each of the guard commanders; 400 guan of paper money and two bolts of thin silks were conferred upon each of the battalion commanders; 300 guan of paper money, one bolt of thin silk and one bolt of cotton cloth were conferred upon each of the company commanders; 200 guan of paper money and two bolts of cotton cloth were conferred upon each of the platoon commanders and others. Those government troops who realized achievements and who remained alive: 600 guan of paper money and one biao-li of variegated silk were conferred upon each of the regional commissioners; 500 guan of paper money and three bolts of thin silk were conferred upon each of the guard commanders; 300 guan of paper money and two bolts of thin silk were conferred upon each of the battalion commanders; 200 guan of paper money and one bolt of thin silk were conferred upon each of the company commanders; 100 guan of paper money and one bolt of cotton cloth were conferred upon the platoon commanders and others. In addition, rewards were conferred on the Mu-bang Pacification Superintendent Han Gai-fa and his grandmother Mei Han-ban, with each being given five biao-li of variegated silks and five bolts of thin silk. Tao Zan, the native-official prefect of Jing-dong Prefecture and his grandmother A Nang were both rewarded with 1,000 guan of paper money and three biao-li of variegated silk. The Tao-meng and chieftain Dao Ban-fang and others were each rewarded with three biao-li of variegated silks and three bolts of thin silk. Zhang Zhong and other police officers and local commanders (巡撿把事) were each rewarded with two biao-li of variegated silks and two bolts of thin silk. Those killed in battle were rewarded with twice these amounts.

Ying-zong: juan 69.12a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 25, page 1345/46

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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-5-month-7-day-25, accessed January 21, 2021