Xuan-de: Year 4, Month 4, Day 9
11 May 1429
Fang Zheng and Mu Su were freed. Zheng was appointed as an assistant commissioner-in-chief in the Auxiliary Left Military Commission, while Su was appointed as assistant guard commander in the Auxiliary Embroidered-Uniform Guard. Formerly, Zheng, a vice commissioner-in-chief, was appointed as grand defender of Jiao-zhi, while Su, an assistant regional commissioner, was exiled to Jiao-zhi for involvement in an offence. They had both followed Wang Tong in abandoning the city and returning and thus were sent to the Embroidered-Uniform Guard prison. At this time, the Emperor, noting that they could be employed, and that the abandonment of the city was not initiated by these two people, especially appointed them to reduced posts.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 18, page 1273