First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 010

Date:    1505, May 10. Medina del Campo, España
Theme: The Spanish Crown acknowledges receiving a request for two bellows for smithies and for twenty enslaved blacks from La  Española’s colonial governor Nicolás de Ovando, and orders officials of the Casa de la Contratación to send the said items in the first available vessels
Source: PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles—Archivo General de Indias, INDIFERENTE, 418, L.1, F. 130V-131R-2- Imagen Núm: 2/2

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