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Jing-tai: Year 5, Month 9, Day 2

23 Sep 1454

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Imperial orders of instruction were sent to Bu-la-lang Ma-ha Sheng-yi-su-la, the native-official pacification superintendent of the Ava-Burma Pacification Superintendency in Yun-nan. The orders read: "You have been capable in respecting Heaven and serving the superior, in firmly protecting the borders and in reverently carrying out your tribute duties. Recently, you sent a person to bring gold and silver utensils, elephant tusks and local products to the Court and also to send the bandit son Si Ji-fa to the capital. Your loyalty and sincerity are pleasing. I am especially conferring upon you brocaded embroidery, ramie-silk and silk gauzes (luo) in recompense for your sentiments. Also, in consideration of your efforts, I am further rewarding you with biao-li of variegated silks. These have all been given to the chieftain Man-sai and so on whom you sent, to take back to you. You are to increasingly demonstrate your loyalty and sincerity and long guard your feudatory state. Respect this!"

Ying-zong: juan 245.1a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 34, page 5317

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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/jing-tai/year-5-month-9-day-2, accessed October 20, 2020