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Yong-le: Year 17, Month 9, Day 4

23 Sep 1419

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The kings of 17 countries, including Yi-si-han-da-er Sha, the king of the country of Melaka, presented memorials inscribed in gold and offered tribute of precious stones, coral, ambergris, he-ding, rhinoceros horn, elephants tusks, lions, rhinoceros, "spirit deer" and camels. Also, the envoys sent by Duan-a-la Sha, the son of the king of the country of Aru, and by Sha Zhe-han, the son of the king of the country of Nan-bo-li, offered tribute of local products. Suits of clothing interwoven with gold thread, silver, copper cash, ramie-silk, silk gauzes and variegated thin silks, as appropriate, were conferred upon all the envoys.

Tai-zong: juan 216.1a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 14, page 2155

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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-17-month-9-day-4, accessed October 23, 2019