Yong-le: Year 5, Month 9, Day 23
23 Oct 1407
The 7,700 Jiao-zhi tradesmen and artisans of all types who had been sent by the Xin-cheng Marquis Zhang Fu, regional commander of Jiao-zhi, arrived at the capital. The Emperor, concerned that those who had come far from the Southern territory could not bear the cold, ordered the Ministry of Works to provide them all with cotton-padded clothing.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 11, page 997