Zheng-tong: Year 1, Month 7, Day 15
26 Aug 1436
Zhao Gong, retired Auxiliary Minister of Justice, died. Gong (zi Yun-han) had his origins in Xia County, Shan-xi...When the Tai-zong Emperor inherited the throne, Gong was ordered to go as an envoy to Jiao-zhi, where he refused their bribes of gold and precious stones. On his return, he was promoted to vice minister of the right in the Ministry of Justice....
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 23, page 0391/92