Cheng-hua: Year 15, Month 5, Day 9
29 May 1479
Zhang Jin, the deputy director of the left (Alt: right) in the Messenger Office had been taking an Imperial proclamation for the enfeoffment of the king of the country of Champa when, in Qing-jiang County, Jiang-xi, their boat was destroyed by the wind and waves and both the Imperial proclamation and the goods they carried had become water-soaked. The defence officials advised of this. The Ministry of Rites deliberated and advised: "Permission is requested to exchange the proclamation and the goods to be presented for new ones, and that another Messenger be sent to take these to Jin. The other goods should not be taken from the Treasury, but rather the Guang-dong Provincial Administration Commission should be ordered to prepare and provide goods of the same types." It also noted: "The memorial did not contain the name of the chief envoy. The regional inspector of Jiang-xi should be ordered to investigate the facts and advise." This was approved.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 47, page 3378