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Permanent Residency

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Relates that Leon Padron, a Chinese settler, was applying for permanent residency in Cuba after fulfilling the legal requirements. He completed an eight year contract and was baptized into the Catholic Church

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Date Created
1868

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Application Documents for Permanent Residence in Cuba

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This is an application for permanent residency for Pascual, a Chinese settler. It includes the settler's original contract signed in Macao, a letter of recommendation from a previous owner, stating that he had completed an eight year contract, his cedula or identity card, and a certificate of baptism.

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Date Created
1865

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Baptism Certificate

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Lucas, a Chinese settler, converted to Christianity in the city of Matanzas. 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.

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Date Created
1868

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Permanent Residency

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

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Date Created
1868-08-05

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Contract

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A contract between Simon, a Chinese settler, and Miguel. The contract was to last for eight months and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer. Notes that Simon completed a contract with the Sugar Refinery del Carmen previously. Signed by Miguel and Suireon.

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Date Created
1865

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Identity Record

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An identity card, or cedula, for Jose, originally from Achony. Jose was nineteen years old when this card was issued.

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Court Record

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Records indicating that the courts requested paperwork and information on a Chinese settler who is accused of theft and murder. His baptism certificate was requested from the Chinese Consul in Havana.

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Date Created
1889

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Baptism Regulation Documents

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These are the baptismal records for several Chinese settlers who wanted to become Catholics. Their baptisms were overseen by Ingenio Dolores and signed by Federico Escobar, the Bishop of Havana. 1853.

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Date Created
1853-08-23

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Regulation Documents

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Documents describing whether the children of Chinese settlers in Cuba were considered to be the same as free white men and should they be included in the books of baptisms and marriages of whites, rather than with slaves or other minorities.

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Date Created
1862

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Complaint

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A complaint filed by several Chinese settlers concerning their employment under Tomas G. de la Pena.

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Date Created
1866