Yong-le: Year 15, Month 8, Day 27
7 Oct 1417
Ba-du-ge Ba-da-la, the Eastern king of the country of Sulu, Ma-ha-la-zha Ge-la-ma-ding, the Western king of the country of Sulu, and Ba-du-ge Ba-la-bu, the ruler of the Sulu aborigines, departed on their return journey. A gold and jade belt, 100 liang of gold, 2,000 liang of silver, 200 bolts of silk gauzes, brocades and patterned fine silks, 300 bolts of thin silks, 10,000 ding of paper money, 3,000 guan of cash, a set of gold-embroidered mang dragon robes and a set of qi-lin robes were conferred upon each of them. Patterned fine silks, variegated thin silks, cash and paper money, as appropriate, were conferred upon the accompanying chieftains.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 13, page 2025