MATERIAL: Hand-Written/Painted
TYPE: Documents (Loose)
COMPONENTS: Two separate manuscripts, 14 pages total (with 10 pages of writing)
NOTES: *With regard to the homicide document, expedition of burial may be due to the individual having small pox or other virus. I am speculating based on other manuscripts I have of the era on "Black Pox", "Yellow Fever" etc., people often had their burial paperwork expedited.
ITEM ID: 4499

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Documents Regarding the Homicide of Chinese Individual

DATE
Year: 1877
Decade: 1880s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)

Summary of the Manuscripts:
“A Homicide took place last night in the Cerro, district of Havana. Individual did not belong to a Catholic Church noted early on. Autopsy performed so he could be buried. The cadaver could have caused grave damage to the population…” *

Second letter is a manuscript from the Obispado (Bishop, the first was from the government). It is a bi deal the Chinese individual was not Catholic, a judges order/help was needed to expedite his burial.