Zheng-tong: Year 7, Month 5, Day 16
23 Jun 1442
Li Fen, vice minister of the Bei-jing Auxiliary Court of the Imperial Stud, was promoted to vice minister of the right in the Ministry of Works. Hou Jin, a director in the Ministry of War, was promoted to vice minister in the Ministry of Rites. Yang Ning, a director in the Ministry of Justice, was promoted to vice minister of the right in that ministry. These promotions were rewards for these officials' achievements when accompanying the expedition to Lu-chuan.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 26, page 1864