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Yong-le: Year 13, Month 7, Day 9

13 Aug 1415

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The Eunuch Director Hou Xian and others were sent as envoys to Bengal and other fan countries, to confer upon the kings of those countries velvet brocades as well as patterned fine silks, damasks and thin silks interwoven with gold thread, and other goods.

Tai-zong: juan 166.1a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 13, page 1859

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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-13-month-7-day-9, accessed October 17, 2019