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Contract

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A contract between Pablo, a Chinese settler, and Engenio de Mora. The contract was to last for two years and lists the legal requirement of both the employee and the employer. Pablo did not negotiate or sign the contract as

A contract between Pablo, a Chinese settler, and Engenio de Mora. The contract was to last for two years and lists the legal requirement of both the employee and the employer. Pablo did not negotiate or sign the contract as the signature stipulates that someone else signed for him. Signed by Jose Miguel.

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Date Created
1862

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Cedula

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A cedula, or identity card, of a Chinese settler, Pablo. He moved from China to Cardenas to work as an indentured servant and was hired by Calarraga. 1865.

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Date Created
1864

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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.

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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.

Created

Date Created
1867

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Complaint

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A complaint filed by Francisco Orta in the name of three Chinese settlers, Francisco, Manuel, and Pablo, concerning their contracts.

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Date Created
1861

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Contract

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A contract between Pablo, a Chinese settler, and Alejandro Duhaidis. The contract was to last for six months and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer. Pablo did not negotiate or sign the contract as the

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

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Date Created
1869

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Contract Fufilled

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Certifies that Pablo, a Chinese settler, completed an two-year-contract with his employer, Juan Nepom Ortega.

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Date Created
1865-12-16

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Identity Record

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An identity card, or cedula, for Pablo, originally from Canton. Pablo was working for the railroad in Urbana.

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Date Created
1866-12-25

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Burial Records

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Burial records for Chinese settlers, overseen by a bishop. They were buried in a cemetery in Havana. The bishop asked for their to be a special cemetery for Chinese settlers that was to be set up by the Superior Government.

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Shipping Records

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Records for the ship Francis P Sage, which brought Chinese settlers from China to Cuba under contract with Torices, Puente and Ferran y Dupierris. This worker was to be employed as a domestic servant.

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Date Created
1861-03-15