Yong-le: Year 22, Month 11, Day 21
11 Dec 1424
It was ordered that the Commissioner-in-chief Fang Zheng take on the position of assistant regional commander and, together with the Rong-chang Earl Chen Zhi, defend Jiao-zhi. A person was sent with Imperial instructions for Zhi and the others. It was also ordered that Zhi and the others acquaint themselves with the Imperial orders originally received by Meng Ying, seal them and return them to the Court.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 15, page 152