Zheng-tong: Year 13, Month 12, Day 23
17 Jan 1449
Guo Deng, an assistant commander "receiving salary" from the Embroidered-Uniform Guard personally petitioned noting that he had served the guard for many years and realized achievements in the expedition to punish Lu-chuan. He requested a patent allowing his post to be inherited. This was approved.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 29, page 3337