Cheng-hua: Year 20, Month 5, Day 19
12 Jun 1484
Zhang Sheng, a supervising secretary in the Office of Scrutiny for Personnel, was sent as chief envoy and Zuo Fu, a Messenger in the Messenger Office, was sent as deputy envoy to take an Imperial proclamation and presents with which enfeoff Ma-ha-mu Sha, the son of the deceased king of the country of Melaka, as the king of the country of Melaka. This was ordered as the ship on which the Supervising Secretary Lin Rong, and others who had previously been sent were travelling, had sunk, and they had not reached Melaka.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 49, page 4269