Zheng-tong: Year 3, Month 4, Day 19
12 May 1438
Xu Xun, a deputy commissioner of the Yun-nan Provincial Surveillance Commission, memorialized: "During the Yuan (1271-1368), as Luo-pan Dian had rebelled, Shan-si-ding, the Manager of Governmental Affairs in the Yun-nan Branch Secretariat led troops to punish them. When the army approached the city, he could not bear to engage in a massacre. The Dian prince (甸王) was so moved that he surrendered and the lives of all those within the city were spared. When Shan-si-ding died, the sounds of grief from old and young continued for days. Later, the title of Xian-yang Prince and the name "Zhong-hui" (Loyal and Kind) were posthumously conferred upon him. Today, the temple still exists, and people still feel respect. It is requested that the Ministry of Rites be ordered to set down an acknowledgement of achievements and issue a sacrificial register (祝冊), so that sacrifices can be carried out in both Spring and Autumn." The Emperor ordered the Auxiliary Ministry of Rites to deliberate on and arrange this. *See Yuan Shi juan 125 for details of original events.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 24, page 806