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Xuan-de: Year 8, Month Intercalary 8, Day 20

3 Oct 1433

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Patterned fine silks, suits of clothing and paper money were conferred upon the envoy Chen Shun-yu and others from Annam, and they were then sent back. It was ordered that Xu Qi, a vice minister in the Ministry of War, and the Messenger Guo Ji take Imperial orders for the instruction of Li Li and accompany Shun-yu on his return journey. The orders of instruction to Li required that above he respect the Way of Heaven and below he bring happiness to the people, so as to ensure his future.

Xuan-zong: juan 105.5b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 21, page 2350

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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-8-month-intercalary-8-day-20, accessed November 17, 2019