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Hong-wu: Year 5, Month 1, Day 4

8 Feb 1372

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The ministers Sa-ma-ya-cha-jia-er and Wo-di-yi-la-dan-ba-er-shan (Alt: Gan-di-yi-la-dan-ba-er- shan), who had been sent by Bu-na-di, the king of the country of Suo-li, presented a gold-leaf memorial and offered as tribute a horse, a length of red "sa-ha-la", four bolts of "ji-mu-li" cloth, four bolts of white "bi" cloth, a necklace of pearls and a depiction of the rivers and mountains of their country. Previously, in the sixth month of the third year (Jun/Jul 1370), Ta-hai Ti-mu-er had been sent carrying a proclamation with which to instruct this country. At this time, their envoy accompanied him on his return. The Emperor spoke to the ministers of the Secretariat, saying: "Xi-yang Suo-li has for generations been called a distant fan. Now, they have sent an envoy across the ocean on a journey which has taken who knows how long. No matter that their tribute is slight, we can send them back with liberal gifts in return for their small ones." Thus, the calendar Da Tong Li and four bolts each of patterned fine silk and silk gauzes interwoven with gold thread were conferred upon Bu-na-di. Two bolts each of patterned fine silks and silk gauzes were conferred upon Wo-di-yi-la-dan-ba-er-shan (Alt: As above), while two bolts of Korean cloth were conferred upon each of the attendants.

Tai-zu: juan 71.1a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 3, page 1313/14

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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-4, accessed November 17, 2019