Yong-le: Year 1, Month 10, Day 13 (28 Oct 1403)
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The eunuch Yin Qing was sent to take an Imperial proclamation for the instruction of the various countries of Melaka and Cochin and to confer upon the kings of these countries "spangled-gold" silk gauze drapes and parasols together with patterned fine silks and coloured silks as appropriate.
Tai-zong: juan 24.5b Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 10, page 440
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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/7, accessed October 25, 2016.

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