Yong-le: Year 3, Month 9, Day 11
3 Oct 1405
The envoys sent by Zai-nu-li A-bi-ding, the native ruler of the country of Samudera, Bai-li-mi-su-la, the native ruler of the country of Melaka and Sha-mi-di, the native ruler of the country of Calicut, followed the Imperial envoy Yin Qing and came to Court to offer tribute. It was Imperially commanded that these native rulers all be enfeoffed as kings of their countries, that they be provided with seals and patents and that variegated silks and clothing be conferred upon them.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 10, page 0711/12