Yong-le: Year 4, Month 1, Day 18
6 Feb 1406
The envoy Sheng A-lie Bo-cheng, the interpreter Sha Ban and others who had been sent by the country of Bo-ni, took leave of the Court and had paper money and clothing made of patterned fine silks conferred upon them. Sheng A-lie Bo-cheng and the others said that the distant yi people looked up to and respected Chinese clothing, headwear, rites and ritual and requested headwear and belts to take back to their country. The Emperor was pleased and conferred a silver belt plated in gold upon Sheng A-lie Bo-cheng and a silver belt upon Sha Ban.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 10, page 755