Tian-shun: Year 4, Month 5, Day 11
30 May 1460
The Jing-yuan Earl Wang Ji died. Ji (zi Shang-de) had his origins in Shu-lu County, Zhi-li... In the sixth year of the Zheng-tong reign (1441/42) Si Ren-fa of the Lu-chuan Pacification Superintendency in Yun-nan engaged in rebellion. The general Jiang Gui was ordered to proceed on expedition against him and Ji was appointed as supervisor of military affairs. Ji had the various forces proceed along separate routes and they took over 10,000 heads. With the assistance of the wind, they fired the bandits' lairs. The prisoners taken were beheaded and their ears taken as evidence (斬). Victory was then memorialized and they returned....
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 37, page 6588/89