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Cheng-hua: Year 17, Month 8, Day 3

27 Aug 1481

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The chief envoy Duan-ya-ma-la-di-na-zha, the deputy envoy and others who had been sent by the country of Melaka, came to Court and offered tribute of elephants and local products. A banquet as well as clothing, variegated silks and other goods, as appropriate, were conferred upon them. In addition, variegated silks interwoven with gold thread, patterned brocades and other goods were given to the envoys to confer, on their return, upon the king of the country and his consort. Duan-ya-ma-la-di-na-zha and the others requested that headwear and belts be conferred upon them. These items were given to them.

Xian-zong: juan 218.1a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 48, page 3769

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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-17-month-8-day-3, accessed August 13, 2020