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Cheng-hua: Year 20, Month 8, Day 17

6 Sep 1484

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Li Meng-yang, a supervising secretary in the Office of Scrutiny for Revenue, was sent as chief envoy and the Messenger Ye Ying of the Messenger Office was sent as deputy envoy to take an Imperial proclamation and ritual goods with which to enfeoff Gu-lai, the younger brother of Zhai-ya-ma-wu-an, the king of the country of Champa, as the king of the country of Champa. Subsequently, Meng-yang and so on advised: "Champa has long been occupied by Ti-po-tai. It is requested that the Imperial orders enfeoffing Gu-lai and the seal first be taken back by Ti-po-tai's envoys, so that the country will have foreknowledge of the Court's will to enfeoff Gu-lai. This will settle the people's hearts. The royal grandson who has been sent by Ti-po-tai to express gratitude for Imperial grace and those who were detained in Guang-dong should all be released and sent back. We should wait until the ship is completed and the winds favourable and then we should proceed to where Gu-lai resides to officially read the proclamation." The Emperor assembled the Court ministers to deliberate on this and then approved it.

Xian-zong: juan 255.2b-3a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 49, page 4308/09

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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-20-month-8-day-17, accessed September 18, 2019