Xuan-de: Year 3, Month 3, Day 16
31 Mar 1428
Paper money, variegated silks, thin silks and cotton cloth, as appropriate, were conferred upon the envoy Nai Zhu-de-shi-ti and others, a total of 42 persons, who had been sent by the country of Siam. In addition, headwear and belts, together with suits of clothing made from silk interwoven with gold thread, were conferred upon Nai Zhu-de-shi-ti and others. It was also ordered that they take Imperial orders, ramie-silk, silk gauzes, velvet brocades and other goods and, on their return home, confer them upon the king of their country and his consort. It was further ordered that the Auxiliary Ministry of Rites send people to escort them back to the Guang-dong Provincial Administration Commission and to see them off home.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 18, page 979