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Hong-wu: Year 3, Month 6, Day 16

9 Jul 1370

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The Senior Grand Master Ruan Jian, the Ordinary Grand Master Mo Ji-long and the Junior Grand Master Li Yuan-pu, who had been sent by Chen Ri-jian, the king of the country of Annam, presented a memorial expressing gratitude for Imperial kindness and offered tribute of local products. Ruan Jian died at Nan-an. The Emperor conferred upon Ji-long cloth and silks as appropriate. Further, two bolts of silk gauze and two of fine silk gauze were conferred upon Ri-jian. Fifty liang of silver was provided for Ruan Jian's funeral costs and the appropriate office was ordered to escort the coffin back to his country.

Tai-zu: juan 53.5b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 3, page 1042

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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-3-month-6-day-16, accessed December 06, 2019