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A Statement for Non-Exclusion published in 1905
This book is a good introduction to the history of Chinese exclusion in America.

Frederick A. Bee was a witness at habeas corpus trials, not the defense attorney.
Index to Habeas Corpus Cases of the US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco
March 22, 1882 - June 16, 1887
Cases 2034 - 3200
Cases 3202 - 3946
Cases 3950 - 4678
June 17, 1887 - August 6, 1888
Cases 4679 - 5268
Cases 5269 - 5888
Cases 5889 - 6508
Cases 6509 - 7129
Cases 7130 - 7812
August 6, 1888 - March, 1892
Cases 7813 - 8398
Cases 8399 - 9019
Cases 9020 - 9639
Cases 9640 - 10321
I copied these records at the National Archives in San Bruno, California.
Thank you to Marisa Louie

Detainees under the age of 18

Transcription of the Index to Habeas Corpus Cases for the US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco, March 22, 1882 to June 1, 1892.
Index sorted by attorney.
Spreadsheet of the Habeas Corpus cases of the US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco that lists the name of the Detained and the name of the Detained's father.
For the period from October, 1889 to June, 1892.

Charts of the three attorneys who handled most of the cases
Consul Bee generally recommended Riordan to Chinese passengers.
Year-by-year breakdown of immigration cases

List of District Court cases appealed to Circuit Court

Examples of appeals to Circuit Court

Spreadsheet of female detainees and records of detainees whose cases were adjudicated at the US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco from 1882 to 1892.

Loui Mong, interpreter
Loui Mong was suspected of acting on behalf of sex slave traders.

Chinese Exclusion Act Case Files Blog
The focus of this blog is the files at the National Archives (Seattle) from Record Group 85 pertaining to Seattle, Port Townsend, Washington and Portland, Oregon.

Examples of US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco detainees allegedly born in San Jose, California
Thank you to Marisa Louie and Bill Greene of the San Bruno National Archives

Examples of US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco detainees allegedly born in Los Angeles, California

Examples of US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco detainees allegedly born in Marysville, California

Examples of US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco detainees allegedly born in New York, New York

Examples of US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco detainees allegedly born in Red Bluff, California

Examples of US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco detainees allegedly born in Portland, Oregon

Examples of US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco detainees allegedly born in Alameda, California

Examples of Habeas Corpus file numbers and corresponding immigration index cards from Publication A3381 - Register of Federal Court Cases Related to Chinese Americans and Chinese Immigrants Arriving at or Departing From San Francisco, California, ca. 1883-ca. 1916, and Head Tax Cards of Alien Seamen Examined at San Francisco, California, 1921-1924".I have also included examples of Habeas Corpus file numbers and immigration index cards that do NOT match. This register is most useful to researchers who have located a court case file and want to know if an individual had a corresponding INS case file.
These examples also include California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1957 from Ancestry.com.


You can search Ancestry.com for immigration index cards in U.S., Chinese Immigration Case Files, 1883-1924 - National Archives and Records Administration; Washington D.C.; Register of Federal Court Cases Related to Chinese Americans and Chinese Immigrants Arriving at or Departing from San Francisco, California, ca. 1883-ca. 1916; National Archives Microfilm Publication: A3381; Roll: 1; Record Group Title: Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; Record Group Number: 85.

THE HABEAS CORPUS FILE IS RELATED TO THE FRONT OF THE IMMIGRATION INDEX CARD BUT NOT BACK OF THE IMMIGRATION INDEX FILE because the index cards were written on both sides. According to Publication A3381, "Both the front and reverse side of the card were filmed side-by-side in a double column. The card image to the right is the front and contains all relevant information (described below). The card image to the left is the reverse side, which is either blank or contains unrelated or irrelevant information. The INS apparently re-used old cards in creating this register so unrelated information occasionally appears on the card backs. A “register” is typically a chronological and/or numerical listing or index."

Habeas Corpus index file 3589 and Habeas Corpus index file 9014 with corresponding Habeas Corpus file and immigration index card (front of card) and unrelated immigration file (back of card)

This Habeas Corpus file included testimony from interpreters. It is interesting because it described procedures used by Custom officials.

Jung Ah Lung and Jung Ah Hon have letters from Charles Bone, Wesleyan Minister in Canton, and Charles Seymour, Charles Seymour, Amerian Consul in Canton.

Two Consular Passports and one Consular Certificate
and Jack Yuen's Consular Passport

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 14077, 16 March 1888
Name on passenger list different from name on writ

Search case files for early immigrants to San Francisco and Hawaii

Search the Chinese Passenger Manifest Index from the Hawaii State Archives
Thank you to Gina S. Vergara-Bautista, MLIS

Bibliography of the Chinese question in the United States (1909)

Historical Documents of the Late Qing Period (original and translation)
Rock Springs and San Francisco in volume 3 of
Qing ji wai jiao shi liao / Wang Yanwei, Wang Liang bian.
Taibei xian Yonghe Shi: Wen hai chu ban she, [1985?]