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Yong-le: Year 3, Month 6, Day 15

11 Jul 1405

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The eunuch Zheng He and others were sent to take Imperial orders of instruction to the various countries in the Western Ocean, and to confer upon the kings of those countries patterned fine silks and variegated thin silks interwoven with gold thread, as appropriate.

Tai-zong: juan 43.3a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 10, page 685

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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-3-month-6-day-15, accessed September 20, 2017