Yong-le: Year 7, Month 1, Day 28
12 Feb 1409
Zhang Xian-zong, administration commissioner of the left in the Jiao-zhi Provincial Administration Commission, died. Xian-zong (zi Ming-yuan) had his origins in Ning-hua, Ding Subprefecture. During the Hong-wu reign (1368/98), he passed the metropolitan examinations and was appointed as a compiler in the Han-lin Academy..... When Jiao-zhi was first pacified, the yi people were not settled. Xian-zong promulgated the Emperor's grace and virtuous power and laboured in soothing the people. Thereby, they were all settled. At this time, Wang Bin also died. Bin had his origins in Jing-ning Subprefecture in Ping-liang. He was appointed as a clerk in Qing-lin County. There he pacified and gathered together the newly-attached people and he was diligent in nourishing and looking after them. Later the county was raised to a subprefecture and it was appropriate that Bin leave. However, the people cherished his kindness and memorialized requesting that he be permitted to remain there. Accordingly, he was promoted to magistrate of Qing-lin Subprefecture. Wei Si-shan also died. Si-shan was the magistrate of Wu-ning Subprefecture. He had pacified the bandits within the borders so that they caused no more troubles. These persons, together with Xian-zong, all died in office.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 11, page 1159