Jia-jing: Year 39, Month 9, Day 11
30 Sep 1560
[Tao] Jin, the grandson of Tao Bing, the native official of Jing-dong Prefecture in Yun-nan; [Ji] Lian-dao, the son of the Commander Ji Gang; and [Yang] Shi-chen, the son of the Commander Yang Jiong, were all permitted to inherit their father or grandfather's posts. Previously, in the 18th year of the Jia-jing reign (1539/40), Bing had been involved in a case of killing and he had been demoted. The case also involved Gang and Jiong and they were also reducd in rank and deployed to military guards. At this time, both Bing and Gang had died and Jiong was old and impoverished. It was appropriate that Bing's grandson Jin should inherit the post. He claimed that Bing had suffered injustice and stated that the feud with the Jis and the Yangs had been resolved. The grand coordinator and the regional inspector of Yun-nan, You Ju-jing and Wang Da-ren, advised, noting: "The disorder by the Taos did not bring harm to the region, while the families of Gang and Jiong have for generations resided in Jing-dong. Now, if we require the sons and grandsons to leave behind their family graves and thereby bring harm to their relatives, it would be inhumane. It is requested that they all be pardoned and that they be given their father or grandfather's posts so that they can begin anew." This was approved.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 89, page 8122/23