First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 004

Date:  1501, September 5.  Granada, Spain
Theme: Agreement between the Crown and citizen Luis de Arriaga to lead settler expedition into La Española. The agreement prohibited the residence in the colony of individuals "banished" from the Spanish kingdoms and those who had been "Jews or Moors or Reconciled"
Source: PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles, Archivo General de Indias,INDIFERENTE,418,L.1 - 59 – Imagen Núm: 58 / 378, fol. 34v.

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