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In this year...Jiao-zhi supplied 1,668 bolts of thin silks, 2,000 jin of lacquer, 1,500 jin of sapan-wood, 2,000 kingfisher feathers, 10,000 paper fans and 23 varieties of aromatics, including gharu-wood, gharu-wood (su), and gum benzoin.
Tai-zong: juan 183.4a
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 13, page 1975
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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-14-month-12-day, accessed November 17, 2019
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