Jing-tai: Year 3, Month 12, Day 10
19 Jan 1453
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).
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 33, page 4865