Xuan-de: Year 10, Month 3, Day 13
11 Apr 1435
The attendant minister Li Bing and others who had been sent by the country of Annam; La-dian Ba-la, who had been sent by his elder brother Xi-li Ma-ha-la-zhe, the king of the country of Melaka, and.... came and offered tribute of camels, horses, local products and utensils. Variegated silks and other goods, as appropriate, were conferred upon them.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 22, page 71