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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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Contract

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This is a second labor contract that was shared between Constantino, a Chinese settler, and his owner, D. Ludres Valle. Valle was a Chinese landlord. The term of the contract was for one year (1868). This document is signed by

This is a second labor contract that was shared between Constantino, a Chinese settler, and his owner, D. Ludres Valle. Valle was a Chinese landlord. The term of the contract was for one year (1868). This document is signed by the governor of Cuba and signed in Chinese by Ludres Valle and Constantino.

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Date Created
1868-12-05

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Shipping Record

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Records for the ship Alfonso de Albuquerque, which brought Chinese settlers from China to Cuba under contract with La Alianza and Ferran y Dupierris. On this trip, the Alfonso de Albuquerque brought settlers from China to work in the fields.

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Date Created
1864-06-10

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Identity Record

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An identity card, or cedula, for Vicente. He was 38 years old when this card was issued.

Created

Date Created
1862

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Permanent Residency

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

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Date Created
1863-10-16

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Identity Record

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An identity card, or cedula, for Narciso. He was 33 years old when this card was issued.

Created

Date Created
1863

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Identity Record

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An identity card, or cedula, for Serafin. Serafin was thirty three years old when this card was issued.

Created

Date Created
1865

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Marriage Report

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Relates that Zaldo Ferran y Dupierris solicited the civil government to create a separate book in parish churches for the marriages of Chinese settlers and blacks or people of mixed race.

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Date Created
1864-05-20

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Government Report

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Relates that Leonardo Sanchez, a permanent resident of Cuba and a baptized Catholic, married Marcelina Diaz. She was born in Matanzas and they had two daughters, who were both baptized and registered in the book for those of European descent

Relates that Leonardo Sanchez, a permanent resident of Cuba and a baptized Catholic, married Marcelina Diaz. She was born in Matanzas and they had two daughters, who were both baptized and registered in the book for those of European descent in their parish church. Report concerns whether or not their children, who were of "mixed race," could be considered white, determined by which book their baptisms are recorded in. Churches would use different books for Europeans, whites, and minorities. The Governor rules that children born to one white parent were to be considered the same racial classification in terms of their baptism.

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Date Created
1964-04-29

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Naturalization Document

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

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Date Created
1873-03-13