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Yong-le: Year 13, Month 9, Day 8

10 Oct 1415

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La-zha Jia-na-yin who had been sent with others by his father Zai-nu-li A-bi-ding, king of the country of Samudera, offered tribute of local products. The eunuch director Zheng He presented the captured leader of the Samuderan bandits Su-gan-la (Alt: Su-wo-la). Previously, He had received orders to go as an envoy to Samudera and to confer upon the king Zai-nu-li A-bi-ding variegated silks and other goods. Su-gan-la (Alt: As above) was the younger brother of the former king and was plotting to kill Zai-nu-li A-bi-ding and seize the throne. He was angered that the envoys did not confer presents upon him and thus led his soldiers, numbering tens of thousands, to intercept and kill the government troops. Thus, He led his forces and the troops of that country in doing battle, with the result that Su-gan-la (Alt: As above) was defeated and fled. He was pursued to the country of Nan-bo-li. There, he was captured together with his wife and children and they were subsequently brought back. At this time, they were presented at the Auxiliary Ministry of War. The Minister Fang Bin said: "Su-gan-la (Alt: As above) has been greatly rebellious and unprincipled. He should be handed over to the judicial offices so that his offences can be punished." Accordingly, it was ordered that the Ministry of Justice mete out punishment in accordance with the law. The Ministry of War was ordered to record the achievements realized by the Imperial troops in the fighting. Thus, Tang Jing, a circulating-official guard commander and Wang Heng, a circulating-official assistant commander, both of the Naval Right Guard; Lin Zi-xuan, a circulating-official commander of the Jin-wu Left (Alt: Right) Guard; Hu Hou (Alt: Hu Jun), a circulating-official assistant commander of the Long-jiang Left Guard, and Ha-zhi, a circulating-official vice commander of the Kuan-he Guard were all given hereditary posts. The Embroidered-Uniform Guard Full Battalion Commanders Lu Tong, Ma Gui, Zhang Tong and Liu Hai were all promoted to circulating-official assistant guard commanders. The other battalion, company and platoon commanders, a total of 140-plus persons, including Wang Fu-heng (Alt: Wang Fu-xiang), were employed in appropriate posts.

Tai-zong: juan 168.1a-b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 13, page 1869/70

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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/yong-le/year-13-month-9-day-8, accessed November 18, 2017