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Zheng-de: Year 5, Month 8, Day 3

5 Sep 1510

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Sha-gu-bu-luo, the heir in the country of Champa, was enfeoffed as king of the country of Champa. Yu Cong, chief supervising secretary in the Office of Scrutiny for Rites, was appointed as chief envoy and Liu Mi, a Messenger in the Messenger Office, was appointed as deputy envoy. Originally, according to the rostered sequence, Li Guan, a supervising secretary of the left, was the appropriate person to send as envoy. An internal despatch changed this and Cong was ordered to go. Actually, Guan had been exempted as a fellow county-man of his had bribed Liu Jin. Then, several days later, Jin fell. Cong made representations on this and thus Guan was ordered to proceed. On reaching Xu-zhou, Guan was accosted by bandits who cut off his hair. He memorialized a request that he be permitted to recuperate at home and that after his hair had grown, he would proceed. This was approved. Subsequently Mi died en route. When Guan reached Guang-dong he repeatedly memorialized, deferring his departure and for seven years he did not proceed. He then proposed that people of that country take the enfeoffment credentials with them on their return journey.

Wu-zong: juan 66.1b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 64, page 1434

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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/zheng-de/year-5-month-8-day-3, accessed September 23, 2019