Jing-tai: Year 1, Month 8, Day 14
19 Sep 1450
The Minister of War Hou Jin died. Jin (zi Ting-yu) had his origins in Ze Subprefecture in Shan-xi...He was appointed as a Messenger and sent to fan lands...He assisted the Minister Wang Ji in the expedition against Lu-chuan and was promoted to vice minister of the right in the Ministry of Rites. Subsequently, he was ordered to take on the post of grand defender in Yun-nan and act as circumstances dictated. He again waged an attack against the remnant Lu-chuan bandits. Subsequently, he was transferred to vice minister of the left in the Ministry of War...
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 31, page 4126