Xuan-de: Year 1, Month 12, Day 3
31 Dec 1426
It was ordered that Du Bo-yi, the son of Du Wei-zhong, the deceased administration vice commissioner of the right in Jiao-zhi, be appointed as prefect of San River Prefecture. The Imperial orders read: "When the state first pacified Jiao-zhi, your father was one of the first to come to allegiance. He was capable, diligent and sincere and he achieved merit through soothing those who surrendered and eliminating those who were rebellious. In the past, my Imperial ancestor the Tai-zong Emperor appointed him as a high official and ordered that he handle the affairs of San River Prefecture. His administrative reputation was outstanding and, although he has now passed away, the people have not forgotten him. Now, I am especially ordering that you be appointed prefect of San River Prefecture. When these orders arrive, you are to immediately go to take up your post, soothe the people and devote your efforts to punishing the bandits so that you can continue your father's efforts. You must be both diligent and careful and be earnest in your loyalty and your filial respect."
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 17, page 605