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Xuan-de: Year 1, Month 3, Day 5

12 Apr 1426

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The title of administration commissioner of the left in the Jiao-zhi Provincial Administration Commission was posthumously conferred upon the Yi-an Prefect Qin Peng, and an official was sent to offer funeral sacrifices for him. Imperial orders were sent to the Jiao-zhi Provincial Administration Commission, as follows: "The deceased Prefect Qin Peng was respectful of the Court's orders and firmly carried out his duties as a minister. In putting all his efforts into opposing the bandits, his determination did not waver even unto death. His steadfast loyalty and righteousness were brilliant virtues. I have harboured great sympathy for him and have not forgotten him day or night. Now it is especially ordered that the title of administration commissioner of the left be posthumously conferred upon him. When the orders arrive, his family is to be shown great sympathy and a person shall be sent to escort one of his sons to the capital, so that he can be appointed as an official." Peng had his origins in Jiao-zhi. He was promoted to prefect of Yi-an Prefecture and he guarded Cha-long Subprefecture. There, the people cherished his kindness. When the rebellious bandits attacked the city, he mounted firm resistance day and night. He was completely loyal to his duties as a minister and, even when his grain was finished and no reinforcements had arrived, he died unyielding. The events were advised of and thus this order was issued.

Xuan-zong: juan 15.4a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 16, page 397

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Geoff Wade, translator, Southeast Asia in the Ming Shi-lu: an open access resource, Singapore: Asia Research Institute and the Singapore E-Press, National University of Singapore, http://epress.nus.edu.sg/msl/reign/xuan-de/year-1-month-3-day-5-1, accessed November 15, 2019