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From Index to Habeas Corpus Cases for the US District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco

CASE NUMBERYEARFOR RELIEF OF STEAM SHIP NUMBERCHARACTER OF CASEBY WHOM OR WHERE DETAINEDATTORNEY FOR PETITIONREMARKSNAME OF FATHERADDRESSAge or year of birth
91861890Lee Kong Chong Native BornCity of PekingMowry, LymanDischargedLee KwySan Jose, California 1874


Lee Kong Chong was born to Lee Kwy (father) and Tom Shee (mother) in 1874 at San Jose, California. He left for China on September 13, 1879 on the steamship Oceanic. He returned on the steamship City of Peking, and arrived in San Francisco on March 25, 1890. The Collector of the Port of San Francisco refused permission for his landing. A bond was posted. Ward McAllister, Jr., Special Referee and Examiner, recommended Discharge on April 24, 1890. Detainee was represented by Lyman Mowry.







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