First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 018

Date:    1520, August 20.  Santo Domingo, La Española
Theme: Colonial treasury officials of Santo Domingo complained that Iberian settlers of La Española suffered from a lack of an open, free-trade-based commercial supply of enslaved Black laborers and requested that colonists be allowed to import as many slaves as they considered necessary
Source: PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles--Archivo General de Indias, PATRONATO,174,R.24 F. 121R.-124V, - 1 - Imagen Núm: 5 / 12

Alternative text - include a link to the PDF!