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Yong-le: Year 1, Month 9, Day 5

21 Sep 1403

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The envoy A-lie Luo-fo-da-ba-qi and others who had been sent by Du-ma-jiao (Alt: Du-ma-ban), the Western king of the country of Java, presented a memorial and came to Court to offer congratulations. They also offered tribute of mu lticoloured parrots, peacocks and local products. Paper money, suits of clothing and biao-li of patterned fine silks were conferred upon them.

Tai-zong: juan 23.1b-2a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 10, page 0418/19

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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/yong-le/year-1-month-9-day-5, accessed October 23, 2019