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Yong-le: Year 3, Month 9, Day 11 (3 Oct 1405)
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The envoys sent by Zai-nu-li A-bi-ding, the native ruler of the country of Samudera, Bai-li-mi-su-la, the native ruler of the country of Melaka and Sha-mi-di, the native ruler of the country of Calicut, followed the Imperial envoy Yin Qing and came to Court to offer tribute. It was Imperially commanded that these native rulers all be enfeoffed as kings of their countries, that they be provided with seals and patents and that variegated silks and clothing be conferred upon them.
Tai-zong: juan 46.2a-b Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 10, page 0711/12
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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/entry/514, accessed October 23, 2014.

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