Yong-le: Year 13, Month 7, Day 24
28 Aug 1415
It was ordered that Zhen, the son of Mao Zhong, the deceased vice commissioner in the Central Metropolis Regency Guard, inherit his father's position as commander of the Feng-yang Right Guard. Zhong had accompanied the expedition to Jiao-zhi and had shown great bravery in being first on the walls and in defeating the bandits. Subsequently, he died on military duty. Zhen should have inherited a position of battalion commander. However, as a reward for Zhong's achievements, the Emperor decided to specially promote him. In addition, a suit of clothing made from silk gauze and 400 ding of paper money were conferred upon Zhen.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 13, page 1861