First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 024

Date: 1528, April 6.  Madrid, La Española
Theme: While the fleeing by enslaved Blacks away from the mines and farms of La Española generated great concern to the Spanish Crown, in the colony an acrimonious dispute erupted between the colonial Governor Diego Colón and the oidores of the Audiencia of Santo Domingo about the need for a constable to prosecute the “Blacks”
ource: Archivo General de Indias, PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles, Archivo General de Indias,PATRONATO, 295, No.89.

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