First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 020

Date:     1522, November 13.  Valladolid, Spain
Theme:  Royal order to the Audiencia of Santo Domingo saying that many ship captains and sailors are taking slaves to La Española without licenses. It also mandates that an inventory is made of the slaves arrived in L.E. in those circumstances.
Source: PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles—Archivo General de Indias, INDIFERENTE,420,L.9 - 107 – Imagen Núm: 101 / 484  -- Imagen Núm: 103 / 484

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