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Zheng-tong: Year 3, Month 10, Day 1

19 Oct 1438

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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.

Ying-zong: juan 47.1a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 24, page 905

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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-3-month-10-day-1, accessed December 11, 2019