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Cheng-hua: Year 9, Month 5, Day 4

30 May 1473

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The envoy Kun Lie-zhe-peng-sha and others who had been sent by the country of Siam, came to Court and offered tribute of local products. A banquet as well as clothing, headwear and belts, variegated silks and other goods, as appropriate, were conferred upon them. Further, the envoys were given patterned brocades and variegated silks to confer, on their return, upon the king of their country and his consort. The envoys stated that the tally-slips and despatch note stub-book which had been issued to their country in the first year of the Tian-shun reign (1457/58), had been damaged by insects, and requested the issue of new ones to facilitate movement to and fro by the tribute envoys. The Ministry of Rites suggested that their request be granted and that they be instructed to deliver up the damaged items.

Xian-zong: juan 116.2b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 44, page 2244

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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-9-month-5-day-4, accessed January 21, 2021