Tian-shun: Year 6, Month 11, Day 21
12 Dec 1462
Ru Jian, vice commissioner-in-chief of the Left Military Commission, died. Jian had his origins in Chang-zhou Garrison, Da-ning. In the eighth year of the Xuan-de reign (1433/34), he inherited the post of his father [Ru] Su-ge as assistant commander of the Jin-wu Left Guard and accompanied the expedition to Lu-chuan. For outstanding achievements, he was promoted to hereditary guard commander. When Lu-chuan was destroyed, he was promoted to regional vice commissioner...
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 38, page 6986