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Xuan-de: Year 2, Month 11, Day 12

30 Nov 1427

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Paper money and suits of clothing made from silk gauzes and ramie-silk, as appropriate, were conferred upon the envoy Ya-lie Xu-li-man and the chieftain Ba-zhi Ma-wu from the country of Java. In addition, headwear and belts were conferred upon Xu-li-man and the chieftains, a total of 11 persons. Further, paper money and thin silks were conferred upon Xu-li-man and others, a total of 55 persons, in compensation for the value of the tribute goods they had offered themselves. It was ordered that they take Imperial orders, patterned fine silks and silk gauzes to confer, on their return home, upon the king of the country of Java and his consort. It was further ordered that the Auxiliary Ministry of Rites send persons to escort them to Guang-dong and send them off.

Xuan-zong: juan 33.5a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 17, page 843

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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-2-month-11-day-12, accessed July 05, 2020