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Yong-le: Year 15, Month 8, Day 1

11 Sep 1417

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The Auxiliary Ministry of Rites advised: "Ba-du-ge Ba-da-la, the administrator (權) of the Eastern country of Sulu; Ma-ha-la-zha Ge-la-ma-ding, the administrator of the Western country of Sulu; and Ba-du-ge Ba-la-bu, the wife of the deceased administrator of the Sulu dong (峒) have led their family members and accompanying chieftains, a total of over 340 persons to come to Court to offer a memorial engraved in gold and to offer tribute." They also presented pearls, precious stones, tortoise-shell and other products. Rewards and hospitality were conferred upon them, at a level equal to those accorded to the king of the country of Melaka.

Tai-zong: juan 192.1a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 13, page 2021

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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-15-month-8-day-1, accessed October 19, 2019