Zheng-tong: Year 4, Month 10, Day 24
30 Nov 1439
Luo Ru-jing, retired vice minister of the right in the Ministry of Works, died. Ru-jing had his origins in Ji-shui, Jiang-xi...After Xuan-zong ascended the throne, Li Li of Jiao-zhi rebelled and the Cheng-shan Duke Wang Tong and others were employing troops without success. Ru-jing was promoted to vice minister of the right in the Ministry of Works and he took an Imperial letter with which to go and instruct Li Li. Li was frightened and sent an envoy to present local products. The envoy came to Court and admitted guilt. He also submitted a request that Hao, a grandson of the Chen line be appointed ruler. Ru-jing was again ordered to go and issue the appointment to him. By the time he arrived Hao was dead. Li had arranged a feast and female musicians, but Ru-jing was not pleased and smashed the wine vessels. At that time, a great wind blew up and there was thunder and rain. The lightning set fire to Li's residence. Li was greatly afraid and sent an urgent envoy to the Court to admit guilt. When Ru-jing returned, he was ordered to supervise the water transport of grain from Zhe-dong/Zhe-xi....
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 24, page 1151/52