Zheng-tong: Year 12, Month 1, Day 13
29 Jan 1447
Ba-zhi Li Bin, an administrator from the country of Java, memorialized that he had been sent by the king of his country to come to Court and offer tribute, but that the envoy Chen Ma-wu, at this time deceased, had taken copper cash, tin and bees-wax from Zhi and Bin* as well as from the interpreter Nai Ai and others. He noted that they wished to prepare a ship themselves and return to their country. The Emperor ordered that a despatch be sent to the three offices of Guang-dong requiring them to arrest Chen Ma-wu's family members, investigate the facts and recover the goods. It was also ordered that they be allowed the prepare their own ship in order to return to their country. * The annalist here takes Ba-zhi and Li Bin to be two different persons, but other references to Javanese envoys suggest that here Ba-zhi (Patih) is Li Bin's title.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 29, page 2924