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Report on Interracial Marriage

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A letter from Pedro Sanchez, the secretary of the Bishop of Havana. It details that Chinese settlers do not need a special marriage license if they marry someone who is racially different, including those of mixed ancestry.

Created

Date Created
1864

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Court Record

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Records pertaining to the right of a company to not pay for the burial of their employees if they die while contracted. The court ruling does mention that many settlers are poor and that the parish has struggled to find

Records pertaining to the right of a company to not pay for the burial of their employees if they die while contracted. The court ruling does mention that many settlers are poor and that the parish has struggled to find resources to help the poor, but that the bishop did not help the parishes. The Deposit of Immigrants has been persisting in changing public and legal perception of Chinese settlers as humans who have rights. However, companies are not legally obligated to fulfill a church job.

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Date Created
1867

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Permanent Residency

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Relates that Cayetano, a Chinese settler, was granted permanent residency in Cuba after fulfilling the legal requirements.

Created

Date Created
1863-09-22

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Identity Record

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An identity card, or cedula, for Cayetano. Cayetano was 27 years old when this card was issued.

Created

Date Created
1862

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Baptism Certificate

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Cayetano, a Chinese settler, converted to Christianity in the city of Havana. He was originally from Canton. In his baptism, he offered his loyalty to the Cuban government and the church in order to eventually receive permanent residency in Cuba, a legal requirement.

Created

Date Created
1862

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Permanent Residency

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Relates that Cayetano, a Chinese settler, was granted permanent residency in Cuba after fulfilling the legal requirements.

Created

Date Created
1863

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Business Record

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Record of business deal for Caytano and Luis Lusini with the Society of Asian Colonization concerning the importation of Chinese settlers to Cuba to work.

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Date Created
1860-04-23

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Business Record

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Record of business deals for Luis Lusini and Cayetano with the Society of Asian Colonization concerning the importation of Chinese settlers to Cuba to work.

Created

Date Created
1860-03-31

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Business Record

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Record of business deal for Cayetano and Luis Lusini with the Society of Asian Colonization concerning the importation of Chinese settlers to Cuba to work.

Created

Date Created
1855-01-30

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Contract Fulfilled

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Certifies that Cayetano, a Chinese settler, completed an eight-year-contract with his employer, Luis Suseni.

Created

Date Created
1859