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Cheng-hua: Year 20, Month 8, Day 5

25 Aug 1484

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Variegated silks as appropriate were conferred upon the grandson [of Ti-po-tai] Ba-luo-zhi, the deputy envoy Man-di-dai and the interpreter Mei-zhe-liang, who had been sent by Ti-po-tai of Champa. Ti-po-tai, a chieftain, had previously been falsely enfeoffed as the king of the country and he sent Ba-luo-zhi and the others to express gratitude for Imperial grace. It was ordered that they take back the memorial and local products which they had brought. Ba-luo-zhi and the others memorialized that they had come from the distance and were humble and poor and they requested that clothing be conferred upon them. The Ministry of Rites said: "They have come far across the sea. It might be considered showing them special sympathy." This was approved.

Xian-zong: juan 255.1a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 49, page 4305/06

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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-5, accessed September 17, 2019