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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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Second Contract

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This is the first labor contract that belonged to a Chinese settler named Benigno, and his owner, Ramon Felipe. Benigno was brought from Soltero to Cuba to work as an indentured servant. The term of the contract was for one year. 1868. Signed in Chinese.

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Date Created
1868-07-30

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Money Script

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A money script for Lorenzo Barrios, a Chinese settler, for 70 pesos. It was to be used to pay his Chinese workers' wages.

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Date Created
1895-06-25

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Money Script

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A money script for Venancio Hoa, a Chinese settler, for 20 pesos. It was given to his settlers as payment for their monthly wages.

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Date Created
1895-05-06

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Money Script

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A money script for Hermenegildo Jauregio for 49 pesos. It was to be used to pay his Chinese workers' wages.

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Date Created
1895-06-26

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Money Script

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A money script for Venancio Hoa for 39.24 pesos. It was to be used to pay his Chinese workers' wages.

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Date Created
1895-06-24

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Money Script

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A money script for Antonio Leon for 62 pesos. It was to be used to pay his Chinese workers' wages.

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Date Created
1895-05-06

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Check Made Out to Bustamante and Cardena

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This is a check for a thousand pesos made out to Bustamante and Cardena. It was to be used to pay their workers their wages.

Created

Date Created
1878

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List of Runaway Chinese Workers

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

Created

Date Created
1858

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Application Documents for Permanent Residence

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These are the records of Jose Dolores, a Chinese settler brought from China to Cuba for work. The documents include handwritten contracts with various owners and recommendation letters, detailing his good behavior as a worker. His certificate of nationality is also included and was accepted by the governor of Cuba.

Created

Date Created
1864