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Hong-zhi: Year 18, Month 8, Day 14

11 Sep 1505

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It was ordered that Xu Mu, a reader-in-waiting in the Han-lin Academy, go as chief envoy and that Ji Shi, a supervising secretary in the Office of Scrutiny for Personnel go as deputy envoy, and that they proceed to the country of Korea. It was also ordered that the Senior Compiler Lun Wen-xu go as chief envoy and Zhang Hong-zhi, a supervising secretary in the Office of Scrutiny for Revenue, go as deputy envoy and that they proceed to the country of Annam. Each mission was to carry a proclamation advising of the Imperial accession as well as Imperial orders. It was Imperially ordered that biao-li of ramie-silk and decorated velvet brocades, as appropriate, be conferred upon the kings of these countries and their consorts.

Wu-zong: juan 4.11a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 61, page 0135/36

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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-zhi/year-18-month-8-day-14, accessed November 17, 2019