Cheng-hua: Year 3, Month 4, Day 21
24 May 1467
Chen Duan, a vice minister in the Court of the Imperial Stud, died. Duan had his origins in Jiao-zhi. His father Wen-jun led his forces in coming to allegiance in the early days of the Yong-le reign (1403-24). When the Ying-guo Duke Zhang Fu received Imperial orders, Wen-jun was appointed as assistant magistrate of Shao Subprefecture in Guang-dong. Later, he came to Court and remained in the capital, and was subsequently transferred to the Court of the Imperial Stud as a recorder. He died in that post. Duan, on the basis of his father's achievements, requested Imperial grace and was permitted to inherit the post. He was especially promoted to vice minister with a salary of upper third rank. He died in the post. Duan was serious and was proper in his dealings with people. Although he had his origins far in the distance, as an official he committed no notable transgressions. This was commendable.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 41, page 0842/43