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Certificate of Nationality

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Five certificates of nationality of Chinese settlers born in Canton and Kon Si. They immigrated to Cuba from China in 1880 to work as indentured servants. Each is signed in Chinese along the left side.

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Baptism Certificate

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Quentin Madan, a Chinese settler, converted to Christianity in the Church of Our Lady of the Ascension. Madan was originally from Canton. In his baptism, Madan offered his loyalty to the Cuban government and the church in order to eventually

Quentin Madan, a Chinese settler, converted to Christianity in the Church of Our Lady of the Ascension. Madan was originally from Canton. In his baptism, Madan offered his loyalty to the Cuban government and the church in order to eventually receive permanent residency in Cuba, a legal requirement. His godfather was Cristoval Madan and this form was signed by Manuel Miranda, priest of the Church of Our Lady of the Ascension. 1865.

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Date Created
1865

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Contract

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A contract between, Low Li Yang, a Chinese settler, and B. Solares. The contract was to last for an undisclosed amount of time and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer. Signed by B. Solares and Jose A. de Orbeta.

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Date Created
1866

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Contracts

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Chinese settler contract signed in Canton in 1866. Written is Castilian and Chinese. Visible defects. The Chinese, Liang Riquan was willing to go to Cuba as a worker. This contract was issued to him and he was requested to follow the instruction.

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Date Created
1866

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Certificate of Nationality

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This is a Cuban Certificate of Nationality that belonged to Camilo Chong. He was originally from Canton and is forty years old. He lived in Matanzas. 1884.

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Date Created
1884-12-13

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Certificate of Nationality

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Certificate of nationality of a Chinese settler, Pedro Duarte. It was signed by the Consulate General. He was originally from Canton.

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Date Created
1884-12-13

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Certificate of Nationality

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Certificate of nationality of a Chinese settler, Andres Afat. It was signed by the Consulate General. He was originally from Canton, but lived in Matanzas.

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Date Created
1884-12-09

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Certificate of Nationality

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Certificate of nationality of a Chinese settler, Jose Acho. It was signed by the Consulate General. He was originally from Canton, but lived in Cuevitas in Cuba.

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Date Created
1883-12-27

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Contract

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A contract between Celestino, a Chinese settler, and Gabriel Nevo. The contract was to last for a year and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer. Celestino did not negotiate or sign the contract as the

A contract between Celestino, a Chinese settler, and Gabriel Nevo. The contract was to last for a year and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer. Celestino did not negotiate or sign the contract as the signature stipulates that someone else signed for him. Signed by the governor, Gabriel Nevo, and two witnesses.

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Date Created
1869-08-04

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Certificate of Nationality

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Certificate of nationality of a Chinese settler, Jose Yan. It was signed by the Consulate General. He was originally from Canton.

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Date Created
1884-12-06