Harper’s Weekly, September 23, 1882, page 603 (News Briefs)
Chinamen departing from the United States show the same disposition that persons often show when quitting a theatre before the play is finished. Though they may not want to return, they are entitled to a check, and they take it. Since the anti-Chinese law was enacted nearly two thousand certificates permitting them to return to this country have been given to Chinamen sailing from San Francisco.

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