Tian-qi: Year 2, Month 8, Day 16
20 Sep 1622
Mu Zeng, the native-official prefect of Li-jiang in Yun-nan, had, in defending against the lu (Alt: defending against the Mongols), been driven to illness. He thus applied for permission to be replaced and seek seclusion in the mountains. This was approved and he was granted the rank of retired administration vice commissioner of the left in the administration commission of the province as a reward for his loyalty and righteousness.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 126, page 1267