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Xuan-de: Year 1, Month 7, Day 10

12 Aug 1426

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The interpreter Feng Ha-sa and others, who had been sent sent by Samudera and other countries, departed to return home. As he took leave of the Court, he advised that they lacked winter clothing to keep out the cold. The Emperor spoke to the Auxiliary Ministry of Rites, saying: "When people come from afar, they travel 10,000 li across the oceans. They should be shown special treatment and sympathy. You should always confer upon the chief and deputy foreign envoys a set of cotton-wadded clothing. Two sets of cotton clothing each as well as boots and socks should further be conferred upon the chieftains. Their attendants should also be given clothing to keep out the cold."

Xuan-zong: juan 19.5a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 17, page 0501/02

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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-7-day-10, accessed October 30, 2020