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Jing-tai: Year 3, Month 12, Day 10

19 Jan 1453

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The envoy Kun Gang-yue and others, who had been sent by the country of Siam, presented a memorial and came to the Court to offer tribute of local products. A banquet as well as suits of clothing of patterned fine silks interwoven with gold thread, biao-li of variegated silks and other goods were conferred upon them. Gang-yue and the others also memorialized a request that headwear and belts be conferred upon them. Consequently, headwear and gold filigree belts were conferred upon Gang-yue and others, headwear and silver filigree belts were conferred upon the interpreters and others, while headwear and plain silver belts were conferred upon the ship managers (總管).

Ying-zong: juan 224.8a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 33, page 4865

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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://www.epress.nus.edu.sg/msl/reign/jing-tai/year-3-month-12-day-10, accessed June 27, 2019