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Hong-wu: Year 11, Month 12, Day 9

29 Dec 1378

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The minister Dan-wang Ma-du and others who had been sent by Ma-ha-la-re Da-rao, the king of the country of Pahang, presented a memorial of gold and offered as tribute six fan slaves, 2,000 jin of pepper, 4,000 jin of sapan-wood as well as aromatics and medicines, including sandalwood, frankincense and camphor. Also, the envoy Ba-zhi Ya-tan and others who had been sent by La-ding La-zhe-wang-shi, the king of the country of Bai-hua, presented a gold memorial and offered as tribute white deer, red monkeys, turtle shells and tortoise-shell, peacocks, parrots, talking birds (?哇哇倒掛), pepper, aromatics, bees-wax and other products. It was Imperially commanded that patterned fine silks and silk gauzes interwoven with gold thread and clothing, as appropriate, be conferred upon the kings of the two countries and their envoys.

Tai-zu: juan 121.3b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 5, page 1964

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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/hong-wu/year-11-month-12-day-9, accessed October 30, 2020