First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 027

Date:    1536, November 20. Valladolid, Spain
Theme: The Spanish Crown authorized the two black slave servants of Santo Domingo’s fortress commander Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo to carry offensive and defensive weapons while walking next to him and not otherwise
Source: PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles--Archivo General de Indias, SANTO_DOMINGO,868, L.1,F.14V-15R

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