Zheng-de: Year 7, Month 12, Day 28
3 Feb 1513
Tu Yong, the retired Grand Mentor of the Heir Apparent, Minister of Personnel and concurrently censor of the left in the Censorate, died. Yong (zi Chao-zong) had his origins in Yin County, Zhe-jiang. He passed the metropolitan examination in the bing-xu year of the Cheng-hua reign (1466/67) and was appointed as an investigating censor.... He was especially promoted to assistant censor-in-chief and subsequently appointed as censor-in-chief of the right. Shortly after, he was sent to Nan-jing. Annam had invaded Champa and driven the king's son Gu-lai to flee to Guang-dong. Yong received orders to go and examine the matter and to send instructions to Annam requiring it to restrain itself and cease hostilities. Subsequently, valiant and robust troops were raised to provide a strong escort and Gu-lai returned to his country. Champa offered gold in gratitude but this was refused. At the beginning of the Hong-zhi reign, Yong was ordered to take up the post of supreme commander of Guang-dong/Guang-xi....
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 65, page 2016/17