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Created1858-01-08
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This was a formal request to import more Chinese settlers for labor that was sent to the governor and captain of Cuba. The request was written by Carlos de Laldo, who was the director of a bank and insurance company on the island of Cuba. Carlos stated that quality ships

This was a formal request to import more Chinese settlers for labor that was sent to the governor and captain of Cuba. The request was written by Carlos de Laldo, who was the director of a bank and insurance company on the island of Cuba. Carlos stated that quality ships with good hygienic standards, and a crew that could provide adequate care to the settlers were needed to improve the established system of importing Chinese settlers. He also specified that ships designed for efficiency and speed should be selected for transporting the settlers to Cuba. Finally, he requested permission for his company to import up to 15,000 Chinese settlers. 1858.

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Created1858
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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 Guines. Their names, ages, and nationality are listed along with the dates of their escape and capture.

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Created1870
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Investigation of the origin of Higino Canton, a Chinese settler who has escaped form his owner and later captured. He is imprisoned in the Depot of Cimarones in Bejucal.

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Created1869
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Investigation of the origin of Juan Canton, a Chinese settler who has escaped form his owner and later captured. He is imprisoned in the Depot of Maroons in Bejucal.

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Created1870
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Investigation of the origin of Francisco Macao, a Chinese settler who has escaped form his owner and later captured. He is imprisoned in the Depot of Cimarones in Bejucal.

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Created1869
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Investigation of the origin of Victor Canton, a Chinese settler who has escaped form his owner and later captured. He is imprisoned in the Deposit of Maroons.

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Created1861
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Overview and minutes of meeting of 5 Chinese settlers hired to work in the field in 1861. They were transported to Cuba aboard the American ship “Francis P. Sage" under contract with Torices, Puente y Co and Ferran y Dupierris. These workers were hired to work in the fields in

Overview and minutes of meeting of 5 Chinese settlers hired to work in the field in 1861. They were transported to Cuba aboard the American ship “Francis P. Sage" under contract with Torices, Puente y Co and Ferran y Dupierris. These workers were hired to work in the fields in Bejucal.

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Created1870-10-14
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Records indicating that the courts requested paperwork and information on Pedro o Poncho, a Chinese settler, from the Chinese Consul in Havana. He was originally from Canton. He ran away from his employer, was captured, and held in the Deposit of Runaways.

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Created1860-05-22
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General register of Yucatan and Chinese settlers who have died in the city of Quivican during July 1860. All of the settlers are listed under both their Chinese and baptized, Spanish names and the city of origin of their owners is listed as well.

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Created1879-02-27
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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.