Yong-le: Year 16, Month 4, Day 24
29 May 1418
The Feng-cheng Marquis Li Bin, regional commander of Jiao-zhi, submitted a victory memorial noting that the Jiao-zhou Central Guard Vice Commander Huang Zhen and others, had punished and killed the rebellious bandit Li He and others. Imperial orders of praise and instruction were conferred upon them. Zhen was promoted to commander of Xin-ping Guard, while the Jiao-zhou Right Guard Vice Commander Tan Gong-zheng was promoted to provisional commander of Shun-hua Guard. Both were rewarded with 300 ding of paper money and four biao-li of variegated silks. The Xin-ping Guard assistant commander Pan Qin and the Shun-hua Guard assistant commander Wu Kui (Alt: Wu Cai) were both promoted to vice commanders of their respective guards and rewarded with 200 ding of paper money and three biao-li of variegated silks. The other battalion commanders, company commanders, local company commanders, vice prefects, subprefectural magistrates, subprefectural assistant magistrates, county assistant magistrates and the platoon and squad commanders were all promoted one grade and rewarded with paper money and silks as appropriate.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 14, page 2076