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RG 36 - U.S. Customs Service, Chinese Laborers Departing United States


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Records about Chinese Laborers Deported, 1898-1903

National Archives Identifier 6017281

This series contains two types of documents relating to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. The first, entitled “Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States,” identifies Chinese nationals who traveled through the United States enroute to other countries. Each form includes personal, physical, and travel information: name, age, occupation, last place of residence, height, complexion, color of eyes, physical marks, date of arrival in the U.S., vessel name, and destination. There are two forms for each laborer, and some also include a photograph.

The other documents are official statements made by Chinese immigrants upon their departure from the port of Mobile to China with the ultimate purpose of returning. These documents contain similar information for each immigrant: name, age, height, weight, color of eyes, complexion, occupation, local address, photograph, and a description of debts owed. Some of the statements also include signatures of local residents verifying the identity and standing of the departing individual, as well as how many years they had known them.



First Name Last Name Record Type Photo Included
Fung Ball Affidavit to leave the country with the intention of returning Yes
Chew Chan Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Ah Chin Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States Yes
Gee Ching Correspondence  
Tin Ching Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States Yes
Lee Chock Affidavit to leave the country with the intention of returning Yes
Juan Chong Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Ling Chong Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Luiza Chong Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Nicolas Chong Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Tam Choy Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Ching Chun Affidavit to leave the country with the intention of returning Yes
Ching Dick Correspondence  
Chan Dow Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States Yes
Gau Foak Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Sam Foo Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States Yes
Kan Kwie Foug Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
  Gain Notary Public Appearance  
Chung Gee Correspondence  
Gew Ghuen Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Long Gone Notary Public Appearance  
Chas Lee Guir Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Leaung Sing Hip Statement of witnesses Yes
Leung Hong Notary Public Appearance  
Gee Joe Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Gee Joe Correspondence  
Charley Jones Affidavit to leave the country with the intention of returning Yes
Ah Kee Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States Yes
Chang Kee Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Hing Kee Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States Yes
Las Sang Kee Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Las Saw Kee Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Wa Kee Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States Yes
Fong Kong Notary Public Appearance  
Long Leung Affidavit to leave the country with the intention of returning Yes
Ar Dye (child) Lo Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Chan Lo Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Mrs. Chan Lo Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Sam Guan (child) Lo Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Yue Lan (child) Lo Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Jose Luck Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States Yes
Duck Ming Notary Public Appearance  
Wong Tai On Affidavit of personal history Yes
Wang Qui Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Long Quok Affidavit to leave the country with the intention of returning Yes
Ah Sam Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States Yes
Choug Man Sin Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Tong Sing Notary Public Appearance  
Mr. Chan So Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Wong Koug Sui Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Chang Tai Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States Yes
Fong Tang Affidavit to leave the country with the intention of returning Yes
Ng Lin Thew Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Long Time Notary Public Appearance  
Gee Tong Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Gee Tong Correspondence  
Chew Tuan Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Hing (child) Tuan Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Mrs. Chew Tuan Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Quang (child) Tuan Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Chin Loug Tuo Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Gee Wee Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Gee Wee Correspondence  
Lea Shear Who Correspondence  
Sam Wo Affidavit to leave the country with the intention of returning Yes
Lee Won Affidavit to leave the country with the intention of returning Yes
Lee Wong Correspondence  
Chong Wung Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Ying Yeong Notary Public Appearance  
Gee Yick Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Ho Yon Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  
Lee Yook Notary Public Appearance  
Tam Young Descriptive List of Chinese Laborer in Transit Through the United States  


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