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Cheng-hua: Year 21, Month 8, Day 29

7 Oct 1485

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Zuo Fu, a Messenger in the Messenger Office, who had been sent as deputy envoy to enfeoff the ruler of the country of Melaka, memorialized: "The chief envoy Zhang Sheng, a supervising secretary in the Office of Scrutiny for Personnel, died of illness when we reached Gan-zhou. The sea-going ship is now prepared to sail before the 10th month. If we wait for another chief envoy to be sent. I am afraid that we will miss the right season for the winds." It was commanded that the winds be taken advantage of and that it was not necessary to send a chief envoy. Fu was ordered, on reaching Guang-dong to select a capable official above the seventh grade to accompany him.

Xian-zong: juan 269.7a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 49, page 4553/54

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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-21-month-8-day-29, accessed July 09, 2020