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Zheng-tong: Year 2, Month 3, Day 16

21 Apr 1437

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The envoy Ya-lie Lai-zhe from the country of Java, memorialized: "During the Yong-le reign (1403-24), I came to Court as interpreter and received great grace by having a silver belt conferred upon me. Now the king of the country has promoted me to Ya-lie (Arya) and I beg that a gold belt be conferred upon me." He also requested that his interpreter Huang Jing and so on be given silver belts. It was ordered that these be provided in accordance with the precedents.

Ying-zong: juan 28.5b-6a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 23, page 0562/63

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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-2-month-3-day-16, accessed July 05, 2020