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Hong-wu: Year 4, Month 9, Day 22

30 Oct 1371

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Lu Zong-jun returned from the country of Siam. The minister Zhao Yan-gu-man and others who had been sent by the king of Siam Can-lie Zhao Pi-ya, accompanied Zong-jun and came to Court. They offered as tribute trained elephants, a six-legged tortoise (六足龜) and local products. It was Imperially commanded that silk gauzes and patterned fine silks interwoven with gold thread be conferred upon their king and that their envoys be each given a set of clothing.

Tai-zu: juan 68.4b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 3, page 1278

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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-22-0, accessed August 13, 2020