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Cheng-hua: Year 14, Month 5, Day 3

3 Jun 1478

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When the attendant minister Pei Shan and others from the country of Annam were about to return home, they memorialized, noting: "When coming to the Court, we encountered various obstacles along the way. Now, it is requested that an official be sent to escort us back." The Ministry of Rites re-submitted the memorial, advising: "It is appropriate to send an interpreter to escort them to Nan-ning Prefecture." The Emperor approved this and ordered that an able interpreter be carefully selected and that he escort them back, so that they would not be out of place.

Xian-zong: juan 178.1b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 46, page 3204

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Geoff Wade, translator, Southeast Asia in the Ming Shi-lu: an open access resource, Singapore: Asia Research Institute and the Singapore E-Press, National University of Singapore, http://epress.nus.edu.sg/msl/reign/cheng-hua/year-14-month-5-day-3, accessed November 17, 2019