Zheng-tong: Year 3, Month 10, Day 1
19 Oct 1438
The envoy Xia-er-ye-mei and others who had been sent by the country of Bengal, came to Court and offered tribute of giraffes, white parrots, red parrots, white pigeons and other goods. A banquet as well as suits of clothing made from silk interwoven with gold thread, and variegated silks, as appropriate, were conferred upon them.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 24, page 905