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Zheng-tong: Year 9, Month 3, Day 10

29 Mar 1444

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Imperial orders were sent to Gu-rong You-ti-xia, the king of the country of Siam. The orders read: "You, king, respect Heaven and serve the superior and have now sent the minister Kun Sha-qun and others to bring tribute to the Court from afar, to memorialize that the gold-plated seal and tally reference stub-book which were formerly conferred on your country had both been destroyed by fire, and to request the conferral of replacements. I have considered that you, king, although in a distant and secluded place, have yet managed to attentively respect the Court's orders, and thus I am especially allowing the request. I have instructed the relevant office to manufacture (a seal?) and compile a tally reference stub-book and to give them to Kun Sha-qun and so on to take back to confer on you. In future, you are to increasingly respect and accord with Heaven's wishes, steadfastly carry out your duties as a minister, love the people and protect your territory. Thereby, you will be according with my wishes."

Ying-zong: juan 114.6a

Zhong-yang Yan-jiu yuan Ming Shi-lu, volume 27, page 2297

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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/zheng-tong/year-9-month-3-day-10, accessed June 27, 2019