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Zheng-tong: Year 12, Month 7, Day 9

20 Aug 1447

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The military and civilian elders of the Yun-nan Left Guard and other guards, as well as Kun-ming and other counties, memorialized: "The Grand Mentor and Qian-guo Duke Mu Sheng defended and pacified Yun-nan for over 40 years, during which time the yi and Chinese happily accorded and the borders were peaceful. He proceeded on expedition to Jiao-zhi and for his achievements was given a title. He then went on expedition to Lu-chuan but died on the road. He again received the Court's grace and was enfeoffed as the Ding-yuan Prince. In addition, the posthumous name Zhong-jing (Loyal and Respectful) was conferred upon him as reward for his outstanding achievements. There should be a temple erected at which sacrifices can be offered to him, in order to meet the wishes of the people." The memorial was sent to the Ministry of Rites which deliberated on it and advised: "When the general Bian Kun of the Jin dynasty was killed while punishing bandits, a temple was erected so that sacrifices could be offered to him. His two sons Zhen and Xu were also killed in battle. Their tablets were added to Kun's temple. Now, in the case of Sheng and his father, the Qian-ning Prince Ying, we should follow the precedent of Kun and his sons. Thus, Sheng should have his tablet added to his father's temple and be sacrificed to there." This was approved.

Ying-zong: juan 156.3a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 29, page 3041

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Geoff Wade, translator, Southeast Asia in the Ming Shi-lu: an open access resource, Singapore: Asia Research Institute and the Singapore E-Press, National University of Singapore, http://epress.nus.edu.sg/msl/reign/zheng-tong/year-12-month-7-day-9-0, accessed August 13, 2020