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Xuan-de: Year 1, Month 6, Day 9

13 Jul 1426

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Paper money, silk gauzes, damasks and thin silks, as appropriate, were conferred upon the envoy Ba-mu and others, a total of 117 persons from the country of Samudera, and the envoy Yi-si-ma and others, a total of five persons from the country of Melaka. In addition, headwear, belts and paper money were conferred upon the chief envoy Ba-mu, the deputy envoy and the chieftains. Further, patterned fine silks and silk gauzes interwoven with gold thread and other goods were given to Ba-mu and so on to confer, on their return home, upon the king of the country of Samudera, the king's consort and the chieftains of the country. Patterned fine silks and silk gauzes interwoven with gold thread and other goods were also given to Yi-si-ma and the others to confer, on their return home, upon the king of the country of Melaka. Earlier, Ba-mu and the others had been ordered by their kings to present memorials and offer tribute of local products. However, on their journey they met heavy seas and high winds which damaged their ships. Only Ba-mu and the others arrived safely. The Emperor was pleased with them and thus greatly rewarded them and ordered that a ship be prepared to send them home.

Xuan-zong: juan 18.3b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 17, page 478

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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-6-day-9, accessed November 17, 2019