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Hong-wu: Year 12, Month 10, Day 1

10 Nov 1379

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An envoy was sent to go and confer upon A-da-a-zhe, the king of the country of Champa, the calendar Da Tong Li, patterned fine silks embroidered with gold thread, clothing and other goods. Further, an Imperial letter was sent to instruct him, noting: "The way of an Emperor is to look on all equally. Thus, although places lie abroad, I wish all to be at peace and without troubles. You, Champa, are situated in the South-west and are separated from us by mountains and seas. However, you have been able to serve China and have come repeatedly to offer tribute. Recently, you sent an envoy to offer tribute of elephants. Your sincere sentiments are pleasing. Your memorial noted that you are still engaged in fighting with Annam. The border between Champa and Annam is fixed and has been since ancient times. Both of you should guard your borders and look after your people. Do not concern yourselves with wrangling. You must be warned that Heaven can be both pleased or displeased. I am now conferring on you gold dragon robes, fine horses and other goods. They are for your receipt."

Tai-zu: juan 126.5a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 5, page 2017

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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-12-month-10-day-1, accessed September 23, 2019