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Tian-shun: Year 5, Month 3, Day 17

27 Apr 1461

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The Minister of Rites Shi Mao memorialized: "Previously, Chen Jia-you, a supervising secretary in the Office of Scrutiny for Rites was sent as chief envoy and the Messenger Peng Sheng from the Messenger Office was sent as deputy envoy to go to the country of Melaka to carry out the enfeoffment rites. In the Guang-dong Administration Commission a ship was built and they set sail. After sailing for two days, they arrived in the region of the Black Pig Sea and there they met a typhoon. The ship was thereby damaged and they drifted for six days. When they came to the area guarded by the Qing-lan Independent Battalion under the Hai-nan Guard, the ship was rescued. Jia-you and the others got to shore with the proclamation and Imperial orders and then ordered the sailors to salvage the cargo. All of the ramie-silk and other goods recovered had water stains. It is requested that the Guang-dong Provincial Administration be required to purchase this. New ramie-silk, silk gauzes and cotton cloth should be supplied in exchange from the Palace Treasury (內成運庫), and people should be sent to forward it to Jia-you, who will proceed again in order to carry out the rites." This was approved.

Ying-zong: juan 326.4a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 37, page 6729/30

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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/tian-shun/year-5-month-3-day-17, accessed July 17, 2020