Zheng-tong: Year 9, Month 10, Day 3
12 Nov 1444
It was ordered that Bei-dou-nu, the son of Die-er-bi-shi, a Tatar-official commander of the Embroidered-Uniform Guard, inherit his father's post and be promoted to assistant regional commissioner, and that Chen Jie, the son of Chen Zhong (Alt: Chen Zong), the deceased commander of Qing-lang Guard in Hu-guang, inherit his father's post and be promoted to assistant regional commissioner of Hu-guang. This was ordered as their fathers had accompanied the expedition to Lu-chuan and had died in battle.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 27, page 2444/45