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Yong-le: Year 2, Month 1, Day 15

25 Feb 1404

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An envoy was sent carrying Imperial orders of instruction for Zhan-ba Di-lai, the king of the country of Champa. The orders read: "You have repeatedly memorialized that you have been attacked by Annam. I have thus sent persons to issue instructions to them, ordering them to cease hostilities and look after the people. The Annam king Hu Di has now admitted erring and advised that he will not again dare to infringe into your territory. If a person is able to correct a mistake, it should not be seen as a mistake. You should pay attention to maintaining harmonious relations with your neighbours and to protecting those under you."

Tai-zong: juan 27.2b-3a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 10, page 0494/95

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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-2-month-1-day-15, accessed November 15, 2019