Zheng-de: Year 14, Month 6, Day 28
24 Jul 1519
The Qian-guo Duke Mu Kun died. Kun (zi Yuan-zhong) was the third son of the younger brother of the Qian-ning Prince. He was a sixth-generation descendant of the Wu-xiang Earl. His father Cheng had been a commissioner in the Embroidered-Uniform Guard and had been appointed as assistant regional commander to guard Jin-chi. When he died, Kun inherited a post as assistant guard commander. As the Qian-guo Duke Wu-xi had no sons, Kun was appointed as his heir, and then engaged in study. When Wu-xi died, Kun inherited the title and took on the seal of "General for Subduing the South". In the third year of the Hong-zhi reign (1490/91), he achieved merit in the expeditions against the bandits in the Mt. Gui bamboo groves and at Mt. Liang-wang, and was rewarded with a further 100 shi of rice a year. In the 14th year (1501/02), he recovered the 30-plus stockades in Meng-mi which the Meng-yang yi chieftain Si Lu had wrested away. In the 15th year (1502/03), he pacified the rebellion of the yi woman Mi-lu, for which he was rewarded with a further 100 shi of salary grain a year...
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 69, page 3405/06