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Hong-wu: Year 5, Month 1, Day 14

18 Feb 1372

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The minister Bao-cai-fu and others who had been sent by the country of Siam (Hu), presented a memorial and offered as tribute black bears, white monkeys, sapan-wood, pepper, cloves and other goods. It was Imperially commanded that silk gauzes and patterned fine silks interwoven with gold thread be conferred upon the king, and that clothing and other goods as appropriate, be conferred upon the envoys, the interpreter Li Qing and their subordinates.

Tai-zu: juan 71.2b-3a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 3, page 1316/17

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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-5-month-1-day-14, accessed August 13, 2020