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Xuan-de: Year 1, Month 3, Day 6

13 Apr 1426

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The envoy Sha-na-wan-nuo-ye and others from the country of Bo-ni, took leave of the Court. The Emperor spoke to the officials of the Auxiliary Ministry of Rites, saying: "During the reign of the Tai-zong Emperor (1403-24), the father of Xia-wang, the king of the country of Bo-ni, brought his entire family to the Court. On his return journey, he died along the way and thus it was ordered that Xia-wang inherit the title. The Court treated him with great liberality and he demonstrated great loyalty and sincerity. Now, he has again sent an envoy to come from afar. This is very pleasing and liberal rewards should be conferred upon him." Thus, twice the normal quantity of patterned brocades, fine patterned silks interwoven with gold thread, variegated silks and silk gauzes as conferred upon other countries were conferred upon Xia-wang.

Xuan-zong: juan 15.4b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 16, page 398

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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/xuan-de/year-1-month-3-day-6, accessed October 17, 2019