Hong-xi: Year 1, Month Intercalary 7, Day 27
9 Sep 1425
The Emperor instructed the officials of the Auxiliary Ministry of Rites, saying: "The various generals and regional commanders are all defending in the outer regions and have long served the earlier Emperors meritoriously. Now, I have ascended the throne and the ministers and the people have all been rewarded. How can these generals alone be without reward! You, Ministry of Rites, will immediately send persons to confer rewards upon them." At this time,... 80 liang of silver and four biao-li of variegated silks were conferred upon the Rong-chang Earl Chen Zhi and... the Bao-ding Earl Liang Ming...
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 16, page 0176/77