Xuan-de: Year 8, Month 10, Day 17
28 Nov 1433
Xi-li Ma-ha-la-zhe, the king of the country of Melaka, leading his family to the Court, arrived in Nan-jing. The Xiang-cheng Earl Li Long advised of their arrival. As the weather was cold, the Emperor ordered Long to have them rest in Nan-jing, to treat them with great liberality and have them wait until the warmth of the spring before coming to Court. In addition, persons were sent to take Imperial orders of praise for the king, and to confer upon the king, his consort, the chieftains and the attendants suits of clothing made from patterned fine silks, brocades, cotton cloth, boots and socks, padded jackets and other goods for their use.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 21, page 2377/78