Yong-le: Year 8, Month 12, Day 26
20 Jan 1411
Hu Yan-chen and others who had been sent by the Jiaoz-hi bandit leader Chen Ji-kuo, presented a memorial requesting permission to surrender. The Emperor, seeing that Ji-kuo was capable of reforming himself, allowed this and appointed him as provincial administration commissioner in Jiao-zhi. He also appointed Chen Yuan-zun as an administration vice commissioner. Ruan Shuai, Hu Ju, Deng Jing-yi and Deng Rong were appointed as regional commissioners and Pan Ji-you was appointed as a surveillance vice commissioner. The Transmission Commissioner of the Right Fang Su-yi, and others were sent with orders of instruction as follows: "You have presented a memorial requesting permission to surrender. Your request has now been approved and you have all been appointed to official posts. If you are able to provide your loyalty, the region will be blessed with good fortune and will long enjoy peace. If your hearts conceal guile and you are not loyal, the Great Army will indeed be sent. Thereby, you will bring great calamity to the people and it will be too late for repentance."
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 12, page 1425