1879 – Chapter 99

The 9th session of the Nevada legislative passed clarification that slavery is not allowed for Chinese immigrants.

See the excerpt below.

“Whereas, all Chinese who come to this Coast arrive here under a contract to labor for a term or years, and are bound by such contract, not only by the superstitions of their peculiar religions, but by leaving their blood relations, fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, or cousins, as hostages in China for the fulfilment of their part of the contract; and whereas, such slave labor and involuntary servitude is opposed to the genius of our institutions, opposed to the prevailing spirit of the age, as well as to humanity and Christianity.”

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