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Yong-le: Year 11, Month 9, Day 7

1 Oct 1413

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The envoy Ya-lie Sha-ma-ye and others who had been sent by Du-ma-ban, the Western king of the country of Java, offered tribute of local products. When they were about to depart, they were given Imperial orders of instruction for Du-ma-ban as follows: "Previously, when the eunuch Wu Bin and so on returned, they said that you, king, served the Court respectfully, that you had treated the envoys carrying the Imperial orders with due ceremony and that your efforts in these respects were continually increasing. Recently, it has been heard that the king is worried and concerned as the country of Melaka has asked for the territory of Old Port. I promote sincerity in my treatment of people. If this had been allowed, I would have sent orders of instruction to you. Given that there have been no orders from the Court, why are you worried? Be careful not to listen to the frivolous words of lesser men. Now I am conferring upon you patterned fine silks and silk gauzes. These are for your receipt."

Tai-zong: juan 143.1b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 13, page 1704

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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-11-month-9-day-7, accessed October 23, 2019