Cheng-hua: Year 20, Month 12, Day 18
4 Jan 1485
As 37 large ships which had been in communication with the fan had anchored in the jurisdiction of Chao-zhou Prefecture in Guang-dong, the Assistant Commissioner responsible for defence against Japanese pirates Yao Ying, the Maritime Route Inspector and Surveillance Vice Commissioner Zhao Hong and the general maritime circuit Assistant Commissioner Weng Yan led the troops in pursuit of those on these ships and took 85 heads. The regional inspecting Censor Xu Mao memorialized with a list of those who realized achievements. The Ministry of War proposed that they be promoted and rewarded and this was approved by Imperial command. Five of the government troops were promoted one grade and 136 were rewarded. Ying and so on were each rewarded with 10 liang of silver and two biao-li of variegated silks.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 49, page 4376