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Zheng-tong: Year 9, Month 5, Day 4

21 May 1444

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Imperial orders were sent to the Commissioner-in-chief of the Right Mu Ang, regional commander of Yun-nan. The orders read: "The deliberations memorialized by the Jing-yuan Earl Wang Ji and yourself have been received. You noted that you propose to detain Zhao Sai and his mother and wife and make arrangements for them in Yun-nan, and that you will send the chieftains Dao Mu-li and Dao Pa-nian back to pacify the yi people. Act now on all matters as you have suggested. It might be considered treating Zhao Sai and so on with great sympathy, so that they do not feel that they have lost their place. Dao Mu-li and so on should perhaps have rewards conferred upon them, so that they become aware of the Great Precepts of Righteousness. Instruct them to go back to the places they originally administered to soothe their wives, children and people. Also, instruct them, together with Gong Xiang and so on, to manifest the Court's wish to treat people with kindness. To show their gratitude, they are to combine their efforts in seeking out information about the remnant bandit Si Ji-fa and his son and, if he should show himself there, to take the opportunity to capture him, so as to rid the area of its calamities. Those who realize achievements will indeed be greatly promoted and rewarded."

Ying-zong: juan 116.2a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 27, page 2335

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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://www.epress.nus.edu.sg/msl/reign/zheng-tong/year-9-month-5-day-4, accessed June 27, 2019