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Xuan-de: Year 2, Month 6, Day 21

16 Jul 1427

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Paper money, silk gauzes, biao-li of variegated silks and clothing of ramie-silk, silk gauzes and thin silks interwoven with gold thread, as appropriate, were conferred upon the envoy Huang Zi-shun (Alt: Wang Zi-shun) and others from the country of Siam. In addition, headwear and belts were conferred upon their administrator (幹事人) Li De-cong (Alt: Li Cong) and others, a total of five persons, while clothing was conferred upon all of their attendants. It was ordered that Zi-shun take Imperial orders and brocades, ramie-silk and silk gauzes to confer, on their return to their country, upon the king of the country and his consort. It was further ordered that the Auxiliary Ministry of Rites send persons to escort Zi-shun and the others to Guang-dong and to arrange their return journey.

Xuan-zong: juan 28.14a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 17, page 0750/51

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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-6-day-21, accessed October 30, 2020