Yong-le: Year 8, Month 3, Day 21
24 Apr 1410
The Yun-yang Earl Chen Xu died. Xu had his origins in Chu-zhi, Quan-jiao. During the Hong-wu reign (1368-98), for military achievements he was especially promoted to vice commander of Hui-zhou Guard...In the fourth year of the Yong-le reign (1404/05), the Li bandits in Annam violated the principles. The generals were ordered to proceed there to punish them. Xu was appointed as assistant general of the right. When the bandits were pacified, he returned to the capital and was very richly rewarded. Then, Chen Ji-kuo rebelled and Xu accompanied the Ying-guo Duke Zhang Fu to go and eliminate the rebels. When Fu returned, Xu was ordered to take on the post of deputy to the Qian-guo Duke Mu Sheng. He subsequently died of illness while on military service. When his death was advised, the Heir Apparent ordered that funeral sacrifice expenses be provided in accordance with the precedents.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 12, page 1330/31