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Zheng-tong: Year 7, Month 2, Day 6

17 Mar 1442

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Imperial orders of instruction were sent to Dao Feng-song, the son of Dao Feng-han, native-official magistrate of Da-hou Subprefecture in Yun-nan. The orders read: "Recently, the rebellious Lu-chuan bandit Si Ren-fa was presumptuous and rebellious and, without principles, he engaged in great violence and disorder. He seized magistrates and forced them to accept external laws and he also seized their seals. I thus ordered the generals to proceed on expedition against him. You, Dao Feng-song, were able to repeatedly lead yi troops in coordinating with the government army, in attacking and taking bandit stockades and in pacifying the people who had fled. Your loyalty and righteousness are commendable. Now, I am ordering that you inherit the position of magistrate of Da-hou Subprefecture and am conferring on you headwear, a belt and a seal as well as biao-li of variegated silks. You should fulfil the duties of a minister and carry forward your father's loyalty. The people under your jurisdiction have long seen much calamity and sorrow. You should display the Court's kindness and moral power and excel at caring for and sympathizing with them. You are to respect these orders!"

Ying-zong: juan 89.2a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 26, page 1783/84

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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-7-month-2-day-6, accessed November 20, 2019