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Yong-le: Year 7, Month 10, Day 1

7 Nov 1409

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The envoy Kun Wen-kun and others who had been sent by Zhao Lu-qun Ying Duo-luo-di-lai, the king of the country of Siam, presented a memorial and offered tribute of local products. Paper money and silks were conferred upon them and they were sent home. At this time, the Chinese person He Ren-guan (Alt: He Ba-guan) and others had been wandering around the various islands and had entered Siam. Thus, as Wen-kun was returning home, the Emperor issued orders instructing the king of that country to send Ren-guan (Alt: Ba-guan) and so on back, and noting that he was not to receive fugitives as thereby he would be committing a crime. The Emperor also conferred upon the king ramie-silk and silk gauzes interwoven with gold thread, as well as velvet brocades.

Tai-zong: juan 97.1b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 12, page 1280

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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-7-month-10-day-1, accessed October 22, 2019