Tian-shun: Year 8, Month 2, Day 19
26 Mar 1464
As the Emperor had ascended the throne, Jin Shi, an assistant minister in the Court of the Imperial Stud, was sent as chief envoy and Zhang Cheng, a drafter in the Central Drafting Office, was sent as deputy envoy to proceed to the country of Korea. Ling Xin, chief minister in the Seals Office was sent as chief envoy and Shao Zhen, director of the Messenger Office, was sent as deputy envoy to proceed to the country of Annam. They were to carry proclamations and Imperial orders as well as biao-li of ramie-silk and decorated (粧花) velvet brocades to confer upon the respective kings and their consorts. It was commanded that the envoys, both chief and deputy, were to be given a set of gold-embroidered qi-lin robes to wear when carrying out the rites, as well as 100 ding of paper money for travelling expenses.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 39, page 0053/54