Yong-le: Year 6, Month 9, Day 28
17 Oct 1408
The Eunuch Director Zheng He and others were sent with Imperial orders to proceed as envoys to the countries of Calicut, Melaka, Samudera, Aru, Jia-yi-le, Java, Siam, Champa, Cochin, A-bo-ba-dan, Xiao Ke-lan, Nan-wu-li, and Gan-ba-li. They were also to confer brocades, fine silks and silk gauzes upon the kings of these countries.
Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 11, page 1114