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Zheng-tong: Year 3, Month 10, Day 11

29 Oct 1438

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The envoy Nai Ma-sha and others from the country of Siam took leave of the Court. Imperial orders of instruction for the king of the country Xi-li Ma-ha-lai were conferred upon them. The orders read: "Previously, king, you sent the envoy Nai San-duo and others to come to Court to offer tribute. The people in the ships were blown by the wind to a port in Champa, where they were detained. Later, Nai San-duo secretly left on a small boat, came to Court and reported the matter. Not long after, another envoy Kun Si-li Fu was sent to Court by your country and he happened to arrive at the same time as Bu-sha-pa Ji, the envoy from the country of Champa. Thus, the Ministry of Rites was ordered to investigate the facts. The king of the country of Champa was ordered to return everything which had been detained. Recently, the Ministry of Rites has memorialized that the king of the country of Champa has advised that the year before last he sent the senior envoy Zhu-li-ni-na, a deputy envoy and others to Xu-wen-la-na (Samudera). The ships and goods of these persons were captured and detained by Kun Xu-mo-nai, a bandit of your country. The king wants you to return what has been detained and then he will return those goods of yours which he has detained. Orders have already been sent reprimanding him and ordering him to send the detained persons, ships, memorial and attendants to the capital. Now, I am especially sending you orders of instruction, king, requiring that you carry out a major search for Kun Xu-mo-nai and so on, release the captured Champa persons, ships and property and send them back. In this way, you will both maintain your peace and this will be in accord with my desire to look on all equally.

Ying-zong: juan 47.4b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 24, page 912

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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-11, accessed September 23, 2019