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Hong-wu: Year 4, Month 9, Day 11

19 Oct 1371

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The minister Yu-di-li-ma-han-yi-li-ya-si, who had been sent by Ma-ha-la-zha Ba-la-bu, the king of San-fo-qi, presented a memorial of gold, came to Court and offered tribute of black bears, cassowaries (火雞), peacocks, multicoloured parrots, all sorts of aromatics, "tula" brocaded coverlets, "bi" cloth and other products. Previously, Zhao Shu and others had been sent to this country to advise of the Emperor's accession to the throne and the founding of a new dynasty as well as of the intention to pacify the Northern deserts. At this time, Shu returned and this country sent an envoy to accompany him and come to offer tribute. It was Imperially commanded that the calendar Da Tong Li as well as silk gauzes and patterned fine silks interwoven with gold thread be conferred upon Ma-ha-la-zha Ba-la-bu and that the envoy be given silk gauzes and fine silks as appropriate.

Tai-zu: juan 68.2b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 3, page 1274

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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-4-month-9-day-11, accessed November 15, 2019