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Catalog Number 1965-1-37
Accession number 1965-1
Object Name Record, Immigration
Collection San Jose Master Catalog
Title United States of America Certificate of Residence for Ong Sung
Date 1894/05/03
Year Range from 1894
Year Range to 1894
Description Issued to Chinese Laborer, under the provisions of the Act of May 5, 1892 [Geary Act], certifying that Ong Sung, a Chinese Laborer, now residing at El Paso, Texas, has made application No. 822 to me for a Certificate of Residence, under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved May 5, 1892, and I certify that it appears from the affidavits of witnesses submitted with said application that said Ong Sung was within the limits of the United States at the time of the passage of said Act, and was then residing at El Paso, Texas, and that he was at that time lawfully entitled to remain in the United States, and that the following is a descriptive list of said Chinese Laborer viz.:

Name: Ong Sung
Age: Thirty Six
Local Residence: Oregon and El Paso, Texas
Occupation: Laundryman
Height: 5' 6 1/2"
Color of eyes: Dark Brown
Complexion: Swarthy
Physical Marks of Peculiarities for Identification: Very large cut at corner of right eye, one on right side of [?] sear over left ear.

And as a further means of identification I have affixed hereto a photographic likeness of said Ong Sung.

Signed in Austin, Texas, by the Collector of Internal Revenue for the Third District of Texas.
Level of description Item
Subjects Chinese -- United States -- History (LCSH)
Discrimination
Laborers
Laundries (LCSH)
Men
Nineteenth century (LCSH)
Extent of Description 8" x 9"
Credit line Gift of Frank Emmite and Domonic Mercurio