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Zheng-tong: Year 12, Month 9, Day 22

31 Oct 1447

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The envoy Kun Pu-lun-zhi and others from the country of Siam, took leave of the Court. Imperial orders of instruction for Si-li Bo-luo-ma-na-re-zhi-la, the king of their country, were conferred upon them. The orders read: "You, king, have been able to respect Heaven and serve the superior, maintain your region in peace, and fulfil your tribute duties and you have become more reverent over time. The envoy who you sent brought a gold-leaf memorial and local products to offer in tribute. He also surrendered the seal previously conferred. Your loyalty is pleasing. Now, the envoy is returning and I am especially conferring upon you and your consort, variegated silks and velvet brocades to reward your loyal heart. You, king, should become increasingly firm in carrying out the duties of a minister, protect the land and show sympathy to the people. In this way, you will long maintain peace and will be according with my wish to treat people with affection."

Ying-zong: juan 158.8a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 29, page 3083

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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-12-month-9-day-22, accessed January 21, 2021