Hong-xi: Year 1, Month 2, Day 8
25 Feb 1425
Feng Gui, Jiao-zhi administration vice commissioner of the left, was posthumously promoted to administration commissioner of the left in the commission, while Hou Bao, the administration vice commissioner of the right, was posthumously promoted to administration commissioner of the right. Gui held the metropolitan graduate degree and had initially been appointed as a supervising secretary. The Tai-zong Emperor valued his talents and promoted him to assistant administration commissioner in the Jiao-zhi Provincial Administration Commission. He was then promoted to administration vice commissioner. In Jiao-zhi, Gui, using his native troops, repeatedly defeated the bandits, but later all of his native troops were taken over by the eunuch Ma Qi. Later Gui pursued the bandits and did battle with them in Gui County, and there he was killed. Bao defended the Huang River Fort. When it was attacked by the bandits, Bao defended strongly. However, after several months, he was unable to maintain the defence and he too was killed. The events were detailed in the Yong-le Shi-lu. At this time, the minister Huang Fu advised the Emperor and this order was accordingly issued.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 15, page 233