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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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List of Runaway Chinese Workers

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List of Chinese settlers who ran away from their owners and were later captured. After capture, they were held in the Municipal Slave Deposit in Bejucal. Their names, ages, and nationality are listed along with the dates of their escape and capture.

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Date Created
1879

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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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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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List of Runaway Chinese Workers

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List of Chinese settlers who ran away from their owners and were later captured. After capture, one settler, Sinfa Canton was held in the National Prison in Bejucal in February 1879.

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Date Created
1879-02-27

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"Runaway" Worker

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These are correspondence letters that were written between various authority figures in Havana concerning Zacarias- a runaway "Chinese" worker, and his owner Juan Soler.

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Date Created
1864-03-27

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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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Runaway Workers

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This is a list of runaway Chinese workers in the jurisdiction of Bejucal who ran away from their owners between in February and March. The document lists several details of the five detained workers such as their age, stature, nationality, and signs/details. This report was signed on April 3, 1858.

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Date Created
1858