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Cheng-hua: Year 15, Month 7, Day 19

6 Aug 1479

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Formerly, the envoy Kun Lu-qun and others from the country of Siam memorialized that when coming to offer tribute, their ship had been damaged by the sea and the winds, and they requested that a replacement be conferred upon them. The Emperor, showing sympathy for the distant yi, allowed this. The Ministry of Rites arranged this with the Guang-dong Provincial Administration Commission. However, the Grand Coordinator and Censor-in-Chief Zhu Ying proposed that they be given 200 liang of silver so that they build their own ship. At this time, Kun Lu-qun secretly instructed his subordinates to falsely memorialize that Ying, having demanded valuables and not received them, was intentionally violating the orders. The Ministry of Rites held: "The fan people have been able to come and go at will. There has been a lapse in defence by the officers there. The regional inspecting censor should be ordered to carry out an investigation and, like before, it should be ordered that a ship be constructed and provided to them." The Emperor approved the memorial and ordered that Ying advise of the facts.

Xian-zong: juan 192.3a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 47, page 3407/08

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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-15-month-7-day-19, accessed January 21, 2021