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Zheng-tong: Year 5, Month 7, Day 9

6 Aug 1440

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The Yun-nan Regional Commander and Vice Commissioner-in-Chief Mu Ang memorialized: "The government orders requiring that Mu-bang be instructed to despatch troops to assist in eliminating the rebellious bandit Si Ren-fa have been received. Persons were sent via a by-path to take the Imperial orders of instruction to them. Recently, Mu-bang has reported that the grandmother Mei Han-ban had led her grandson, the Pacification Superintendent Han Gai-fa and Tao-meng Dao Ban-fang in doing battle with the bandits at Meng-mi and Meng-lian. They killed 20 of the bandit leaders, took over 30,000 heads and captured large numbers of elephants and horses and large quantities of weapons. It is requested that they be rewarded so that they will be encouraged in future." The memorial was sent to the Auxiliary Ministry of War for discussion. The ministry said: "Mu-bang has respectfully carried out the duties of a subject and reverently served the Court. It is requested that, in accordance with the Ang's request, Han Gai-fa be appointed as `General for Soothing Those in the Distance', that his grandmother be enfeoffed as `Grand Lady of Virtue' and that they be rewarded with gold belts and variegated silks." This was approved.

Ying-zong: juan 69.8a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 25, page 1337/38

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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-9-0, accessed January 17, 2021