Jia-jing: Year 44, Month 1, Day 21
21 Feb 1565
The persons sent by Pa-ya Lan-zhang, a member of the ruling native-official family of the Laos Pacification Superintendency, presented two dancing tusker elephants (舞牌牙象), three female elephants and 10 rhinoceros horns. The Yun-nan defence officials advised of this. The memorial was sent to the Ministry of Rites, which proposed: "These yi have not come at the required tribute frequency and do not have Chinese and Mian-script official documents. However, the road they have taken is long and dangerous and they have travelled for over a year. We should make an exception and accept what they have offered, provide them with rewards and send them back. There is no need to order them to come to the capital." This was approved.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 91, page 8766