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Collection Highlights

Links to selected groupings that highlight themes from the collection.

The case of Daniel Betancourt

Five folders in the collection refer to the case of Daniel Betancourt. He had already obtained his freedom and was trying to gain permission to marry a woman named Lugarda Hernández, who was still a patrocinada.

The case of Federico Lombal

Four folders refer to the case of Federico Lombal, who had been taken into custody in a neighboring province after fleeing from the Ingenio Conformidad, the sugar mill where he was a laborer.

The case of Isidoro Baró

Two folders refer to a man named Isidoro Baró. His case stands out because he is the only person of Asian descent to be mentioned in the collection.

Cases involving women

Forty-two folders in the collection represent the cases of women, some of whom were trying to navigate the legal system on behalf of their children or family members.