Jing-tai: Year 6, Month 7, Day 23
4 Sep 1455
The envoy Duan-ma-gu Ling-ding and others who had been sent by the country of Melaka, presented a memorial and came to Court to offer tribute of horses and local products. A banquet as well as biao-li of variegated silks, suits of clothing made of ramie-silk interwoven with gold thread and other goods were conferred upon them. It was also ordered that they carry Imperial orders and biao-li of variegated silks to confer, on their return, upon the king and his consort. Ling-ding and the others memorialized that the headwear and robes which had been originally conferred upon their king had been destroyed by fire. It was thus commanded that ceremonial leather headwear, ceremonial robes, red day-to-day robes as well as a silk gauze hat and a rhinoceros-hide belt be again conferred upon the king.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 35, page 5523