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Zheng-tong: Year 10, Month 8, Day 23

24 Sep 1445

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Pu-da-la, Da-lu-jia and Mi-sha-la, all persons from the country of Java, had privately sailed in a ship to trade in the country of Siam, but were captured and sent fettered to the capital. Subsequently, Pu-da-la wounded Da-lu-jia with a knife, leading to the latter's death. The Ministry of Justice mistakenly thought that the dead man was Mi-sha-la and that Pu-da-la was Da-lu-jia. It punished him by sending him to be an elephant attendant. When the situation became known, the Minister Jin Lian and others submitted self-impeachments. The Emperor pardoned Lian and so on of the crime and ordered the Censorate to detain their subordinate officials and investigate them.

Ying-zong: juan 132.8a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 28, page 2631

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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-tong/year-10-month-8-day-23, accessed August 13, 2020