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Zheng-tong: Year 7, Month 5, Day 13 (20 Jun 1442)
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The Regional Commander and Ding-xi Earl Jiang Gui was promoted in title to Ding-xi Marquis. Wang Ji, Minister of War, chief minister in the Court of Judicial Review and concurrently supreme commander of Yun-nan military affairs, was enfeoffed as Jing-yuan Earl. The Deputy Regional commander of the Right and Assistant Commissioner-in-chief Liu Ju was promoted to commissioner-in-chief of the left. The Assistant Regional Commander of the Left and Regional Commissioner Gong Ju, as well as the Assistant Regional Commander of the Right and Assistant Commissioner Ran Bao were both promoted to vice commissioners-in-chief. The general supervisor of grain transport and Vice Minister of the Left in the Ministry of Revenue Xu Xi was promoted to Minister of War, while Ding Xuan, the assistant censor-in-chief of the right in the Censorate, was promoted to vice censor-in-chief in the Censorate. One hundred liang of silver, 10 biao-li of variegated silks and 10,000 guan of paper money were conferred upon both Gui and Ji. Eighty liang of silver, eight biao-li of variegated silks and 5,000 guan of paper money were conferred upon both Ju and Bao. Sixty liang of silver, six biao-li of variegated silks and 4,000 guan of paper money were conferred upon both Xi and Xuan. These promotions and rewards were conferred for achievements realized in pacifying the rebellious bandits of Lu-chuan.
Ying-zong: juan 92.10a-b Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 26, page 1861/62
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