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Catalog Number 1965-1-38
Accession number 1965-1
Object Name Record, Immigration
Collection San Jose Master Catalog
Title United States of America Certificate of Residence for Hong Sing
Date 1894/04/23
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 Hong Sing, a Chinese Laborer, now residing at San Jose, has made application No. 1587 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 Hong SIng was within the limits of the United States at the time of the passage of said Act, and was then residing at San Jose, 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: Hong Sing
Age: 48
Local Residence: S. Market, San Jose
Occupation: Laundryman
Height: 5' 5"
Color of eyes: Dark Brown
Complexion: Dark
Physical Marks of Peculiarities for Identification: [?] on right side forehead [pit?] mark on [left] eyebrow

And as a further means of identification I have affixed hereto a photographic likeness of said Hong SIng.

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