Zheng-tong: Year 5, Month 8, Day 28
23 Sep 1440
Fang Zheng, commissioner-in-chief of the right who had died in battle, was posthumously enfeoffed as the Wei-yuan Earl, with the name of "Zhong-yi" (Faithful and Resolute). Chen Xu, an assistant regional commissioner from Si-chuan as well as Wang Lu and Gu Yong, both assistant regional commissioners from Gui-zhou, were posthumously appointed as "Defenders-Generals of the State" and concurrently vice commissioners. Officials were sent to offer sacrifices for them all. Long Fu and other government troops, a total of 2,077 (Alt: 3,077) soldiers who had died in battle or died of injuries received in battle, as well as Li Rong and others, a total of nine persons who had taken heads, were all promoted one rank. Where appropriate, posts were inherited by those due to inherit them.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 25, page 1367/68