Documents on Shipment of Chinese Settlers (Campbell and Co.)
Documents recording 363 Chinese settlers in a Dutch ship by society “Campbell and Co” lacking permits. Contains:• Captain’s general request for authorization to import 363 Chinese settlers arriving in Havana on a ship from Macao. The import authorization of 10,000 settlers in two years had expired, that is why asking new authorization. Having failed for not having press meet your partner, at that time in Europe. • Documents of the Spanish consulate in China. Specifies the details of the ship, cargo, carrying settlers. Were submitted all documents except the permission or license to import Chinese Law. I inform stake-holders that did not guarantee they would not have problems but get a failure Cuba impediment to put the expedition departed. Also check reporting of other boats, detailing their cargo.• Boat report from the harbor master.• Resolution of the governed civil superior to permit landing of Chinese settlers revoked and authorization to bring settlers “Campbell and Co” until further notice.• List of Cuba Asian settlers transported their age and place of origin. Are noted to have died on the trip. 1857.• Other documents relating to the shipment.