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Yong-le: Year 5, Month 9, Day 8

8 Oct 1407

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The new Empress of Heaven (天妃) temple at Long-jiang was completed. Zhu Zhuo, a vice minister in the Court of Imperial Sacrifice was sent to offer sacrifices and dedicate the temple. At this time, the eunuch Zheng He had returned from his mission to Calicut, Melaka and other fan countries and he said that the spirits had been greatly responsive and helpful. It was for this reason that the temple was erected.

Tai-zong: juan 71.4b

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 11, page 994

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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-5-month-9-day-8-1, accessed November 18, 2017