Yong-le: Year 4, Month 5, Day 17
3 Jun 1406
The Che-li Pacification Superintendent Dao Xian-da sent his nephew Dao Gu and the latter's sons Dao Zhe and Dao Ban, and they came to Court to offer tribute. It was Imperially commanded that six pieces of brocade, 12 bolts of ramie-silk and 12 bolts of silk gauzes be conferred upon Xian-da. Also, nine bolts of ramie-silk and nine bolts of silk gauzes were conferred upon his wife. Further, as Dao Xian-da had achieved merit in the expedition against Ba-bai, an envoy was sent with Imperial orders of encouragement and instruction. A further 150 liang of silver, two pieces of brocade and eight biao-li of ramie-silk were conferred upon him. Biao-li of ramie-silk, as appropriate, were conferred upon his chieftain Lan Xian-si and those subordinate to him.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 11, page 807