Yong-le: Year 20, Month 1, Day 14
5 Feb 1422
The Feng-cheng Marquis Li Bin died. Bin had his origins in Feng-yang. His father Xin realized military achievements and was thus promoted through the ranks to assistant commander of the Ji-zhou Guard. When Xin became old, Bin took over his post. As a man, he was intelligent and able, participated in the Emperor's suppression of the internal troubles and was successively promoted until he was vice commissioner-in-chief of the Right Military Commission, when he was enfeoffed as the Feng-cheng Marquis. Initially, he was grand defender of Jiang-xi. Then he proceeded to Jiao-zhi as an assistant regional commander of the left. When Jiao-zhi was pacified, he returned to the inner territory and then accumulated successes and achievements in eliminating Japanese pirates and in defending Gan-su. He then took up the post of grand defender of Jiao-zhi and there eliminated many of the rebellious bandits. At this time, he died of illness. Sacrifices were conferred and he was enfeoffed as the Mao-guo Duke. He was also given the posthumous name of "Gang-yi" (Unyielding and Resolute). In addition, assistance was provided to bring his remains back.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 14, page 2303