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Hong-wu: Year 7, Month 11, Day 16

19 Dec 1374

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The minister Zhao Xi-li Zhi, who had been sent by Zhao Lu-qun Ying, the Su-men-bang prince and heir to the king of the country of Siam (Hu), presented a salutory message to the Heir Apparent and offered tribute of local products. The Ministry of Rites informed of this and the Emperor ordered that the envoy have an audience with the Heir Apparent to present the gifts. Four bolts each of patterned fine silks, silk gauzes and variegated silks, all interwoven with gold thread, were conferred upon Zhao Lu-qun Ying. Two bolts each of fine silk and silk gauzes, as well as clothing, boots and socks were conferred upon Zhao Xi-li Zhi, while a bolt of silk was conferred upon each of the seven attendants.

Tai-zu: juan 94.4b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 4, page 1638

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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-7-month-11-day-16, accessed December 06, 2019