Yong-le: Year 6, Month 5, Day 3
28 May 1408
The Vice Prefect Wang Ru-xiang was promoted to administration vice commissioner of the left in the Shan-dong Provincial Administration Commission, while the Subprefectural Magistrate Wang A-lu was promote to assistant administration commissioner of the left in the Shan-xi Provincial Administration Commission. Ru-xiang and so on were Jiao-zhi people. When the Imperial army first arrived in Jiao-zhi, they were first in returning to allegiance. The Xin-cheng Marquis Zhang Fu, upon receiving orders, appointed them as officials and sent them to the capital. It was thus that these people were specially promoted.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 11, page 1061