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Contract

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A contract between Melitin, a Chinese settler, and la Compania de Caminos de Hierro. The contract was to last for six months and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer. Notes that Melitin completed a contract

A contract between Melitin, a Chinese settler, and la Compania de Caminos de Hierro. The contract was to last for six months and lists the legal requirements of both the employee and the employer. Notes that Melitin completed a contract previously. Signed by Manuel Barque and Melitin, who signed in Chinese.

Created

Date Created
1869

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Permanent Residency

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Relates that Agustin, a Chinese settler, was granted permanent residency in Cuba after fulfilling the legal requirements. He was baptized and had a record of employment.

Created

Date Created
1863

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Letter about Baptisms

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This is a letter from Manuel Aliatoe to the Governor Bishop of Havana concerning the baptism of Chinese settlers.

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Date Created
1864

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Baptism Record

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Maria, a Chinese settler, converted to Christianity. Maria offered her loyalty to the Cuban government and the church in order to eventually receive permanent residency in Cuba, a legal requirement. Ramon Ibarra Pastor is listed as her godfather.

Created

Date Created
1867

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Baptism Record

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Letters from the diocese in Remedios concerning the baptism of Chinese settlers who are brought to Cuba to work.

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Date Created
1862

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Naturalization Document

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Official naturalization document of Simon, a Chinese settler, who was granted his carta de naturaleza, or naturalization documents. Relates that Simon had take an oath of loyalty and obedience to the Cuban government that was required of him.

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Contract Fulfilled

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Certifies that Simon Perez, a Chinese settler, completed an eight-year-contract with his employer, the Sugar Refinery de Carmen.

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Date Created
1866-08-28

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Birth Record

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Record for Maria, the child of two Chinese settlers. Her parents worked for Jose Forca and Mercedes Valdes. Her godmother was Ana who worked for Encarnacion Martinez.

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Date Created
1878-05-23

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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

Created

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.

Created

Date Created
1865