Jia-jing: Year 22, Month 3, Day 30
3 May 1543
The An-yuan Marquis Liu Xun, grand defender of Guang-dong/Guang-xi, died. Sacrifices and a funeral were conferred in accordance with the precedents and he was posthumously appointed to the post of Grand Guardian and awarded the posthumous title of Wu-xiang. Xun had inherited a post and was appointed grand defender of Guang-dong/Guang-xi. He realized repeated achievements in the elimination of the Yao bandits, in bringing Annam to surrender and in pacifying the Li bandits of Hai-nan. For all of these achievements gold and silks were conferred upon him. It was also Imperially ordered that he be especially rewarded with the post of Junior Guardian and concurrently Grand Mentor of the Heir Apparent. At this time he died.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 83, page 5358