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Zheng-tong: Year 5, Month 8, Day 28

23 Sep 1440

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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.

Ying-zong: juan 70.10a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 25, page 1367/68

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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-5-month-8-day-28-0, accessed November 18, 2017