Zheng-tong: Year 3, Month 6, Day 6
27 Jun 1438
The envoy Ya-lie Ma Yong-liang and the interpreters Liang Yin and Nan Wen-dan from the country of Java memorialized: "We were all originally from Long-qi County in Zhang-zhou, Fu-jian. While fishing in the ocean, we were blown away and ended up in that country." At this time, Yin wanted to return to his village with his family members who had come back with him, while Yong-liang and Wen-dan wanted to return to their villages to offer sacrifices to their ancestors and build an ancestral hall, and then return to Java. The Emperor ordered that Yin be allowed to return to his village but that his headwear and belt be recovered. Also, Yong-liang and Wen-dan were only permitted to offer sacrifices to their ancestors. The appropriate offices were ordered to provide them with food grain and porters.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 24, page 831