Xuan-de: Year 4, Month 7, Day 21
20 Aug 1429
Paper money, clothing made from ramie-silk interwoven with gold thread and clothing made from thin silk, as appropriate, were conferred upon the envoys Ya-lie Ma-mo and Li Tian-yang from the country of Java. In addition, headwear and belts were conferred upon Ya-lie Ma-mo and so on. It was ordered that they carry Imperial orders, variegated silks, ramie-silks and silk gauzes to confer, on their return, upon the king of their country and his consort. The Auxiliary Ministry of Rites was ordered to send people to escort them to Guang-dong and to confer upon them two ocean-going ships to facilitate their coming and going.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 19, page 1338/39