Zheng-tong: Year 9, Month 9, Day 24
3 Nov 1444
The Long-chuan Pacification Commission was established in Yun-nan, with the Lu-chuan chieftain Gong Xiang as pacification commissioner. At this time, Lu-chuan had been pacified and Gong Xiang requested that officials be appointed. The Commissioner-in-chief of the Left Mu Ang , regional commander of Yun-nan, and the Assistant Censor-in-chief Cheng Fu deliberated on this and memorialized: "Gong Xiang was the first to return to allegiance and repeatedly provided great service. It is requested that his appointment to an official post in the old territory of Lu-chuan and the establishment of an office be considered." The Emperor approved the requests. Thus, a pacification commission was established with a staff of one pacification commissioner, an associate administrator, a deputy commissioner and an assistant commissioner. Gong Xiang was appointed pacification commissioner and it was ordered that Gong Xiang provide recommendations for the persons to be appointed to the post of deputy commissioner and subordinate posts.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 27, page 2439/40