Yong-le: Year 10, Month 6, Day 4
12 Jul 1412
The Ministry of Rites advised that the envoys who had been sent by the country of Melaka and the country of Bengal to come to Court and offer tribute were soon to arrive. It was ordered that persons be sent to Zhen-jiang Prefecture to provide them with a banquet in reward.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 12, page 1597