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Yong-le: Year 22, Month 4, Day 2

30 Apr 1424

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Xi-li Ma-ha-la-zhe, the king of the country of Melaka, departed on his return home. A banquet was conferred upon him at Xuan-wu Gate. In addition, 100 liang of gold, 500 liang of silver, 32,270 ding of paper money, six lengths of brocade, 58 biao-li of variegated silks, 22 bolts each of silk gauze (sha) and silk gauze (luo), 46 bolts of damask, 536 bolts of thin silks, 392 bolts of cotton cloth, one suit of clothing made from silk gauze interwoven with gold threads, and 13 (Alt: 18) suits of clothing made from plain silk gauze were conferred upon him. Twelve suits of women's clothing made from plain silk gauze and 17 suits of women's clothing made from thin silks were conferred upon the king's consort. Clothing, as appropriate, was conferred upon their attendants.

Tai-zong: juan 270.1b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 14, page 2446

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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-22-month-4-day-2, accessed October 17, 2019