First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 006

Date:    1518, March 2.  Valladolid
Theme: License by the Spanish Crown authorizing colonial treasury official Cristóbal Tapia to hire and bring to the colony up to ten technicians of any nationality to build a sugar mill, as well as fifteen male black slaves and two female black slaves.
Source: PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles—Archivo General de Indias,INDIFERENTE,419,L.7, F.697V-698R 

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