Zheng-tong: Year 6, Month 7, Day 5
22 Jul 1441
Imperial orders were sent to Dao Gai-han, the native-official magistrate of Wei-yuan Subprefecture in Yun-nan. The orders read: "The rebellious bandit Si Ren-fa invaded your territory and sent persons to force you to follow his rebellion. Your mother Zhao Nang-meng was able to hold to the principles of righteousness and loyally serve the Court. Gold was sent to divide among the chieftains. Your mother and yourself then put on armour, bravely killed the bandits and executed their chieftain Dao Pai-han. You then pursued the remaining bandits across the river where thousands of them died. You took several hundred heads and captured war boats and war elephants. You have also left troops to guard the area at the river mouth which the bandits had occupied. Your loyalty and righteousness are outstanding and worthy of great commendation. Now I am especially promoting you to official of full fifth grade, appointing you `Grand Master for Governance' and `Upright Governor'. Your mother is being enfeoffed as `Grand Lady'. Title patents and silver belts, as well as biao-li of variegated silks, are being conferred upon you to reward the achievements realized by your mother and yourself. Rewards, as appropriate, are also being conferred upon Tao-meng Dao Meng-jing and others. You should exert yourself further in loyalty and righteousness, so as to accord with my wishes."
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 25, page 1611/12