Zheng-tong: Year 3, Month 12, Day 6
22 Dec 1438
Paper money, as appropriate, was conferred upon Ruan Gong-ting and Ruan Shi-ning, Jiao-zhi native officials who had come to allegiance. Previously, Gong-ting had been the magistrate off Qi-yuan Subprefecture in Liang-shang Prefecture and Shi-ning had been the magistrate in Tuo County. When Li Li rebelled, Gong-ting and so on were loyal and did not join the rebellion. Instead, they firmly came to allegiance. The Court commended their loyalty and ordered that they draw salaries in Sui-zhou and Ying-shan County in Hu-guang. In addition, all their family members were given fields. At this time, they had come to Court and offered horses in gratitude for Imperial grace. Accordingly, these rewards were conferred.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 24, page 941