Contract for Chinese Immigration to Peru, dated May 25, 1872.
The contract, signed in Macao, provides for the immigration of a 22 year old man named Chang Teng to the city of Lima for work as a “cultivator, gardener, livestock herder, household servant or general laborer” during a term of eight years, for a salary of eight pesos per month. The contract is also written in Chinese on the reverse side. Teng, who was probably illiterate, signed with a thumbprint on the Chinese side.
Property of the Peru’s Ministry of External Relations.