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From Index to Habeas Corpus Cases for the US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco
|CASE NUMBER||YEAR||FOR RELIEF OF ||STEAM SHIP NUMBER||CHARACTER OF CASE||BY WHOM OR WHERE DETAINED||ATTORNEY FOR PETITION||REMARKS||NAME OF FATHER||ADDRESS||Age or year of birth|
|10070||1890||Fong Poy Leong|| ||Native Born||China ||Ricketts, Alfred||Discharged||Fong Gum||San Jose, California||1867|
Fong Poy Leong was born to Fong Gum (father) and Yee Shee (mother) in 1867 at San Jose, California. He left for China on April 4, 1879 on the steamship City of Rio de Janeiro. He returned on the steamship China, and arrived in San Francisco on September 30, 1890. The Collector of the Port of San Francisco refused permission for his landing. Fong Quay Leong petitioned for a Writ of Habeas Corpus on October 7, 1890. A bond was posted. Detainee was represented by Alfred Ricketts. On September 29, 1891, an Order of Discharge was signed to allow the detainee to remain in the country.