First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 028

Date: 1545, April 24.  Valladolid, Spain
Theme: The king orders that both enslaved Berbers and free descendants or Moors with trades that already resided in La Española be allowed to stay in the colony, provided that an inventory is made of all of them, while no new people of this type should be permitted in the future. 
Source: PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles, Archivo General de Indias, SANTO_DOMINGO,868, L.2-238,Recto, 241,Recto, 241,Verso,243 Recto – Imagen Núm:475/766, 481/766, 482/766, 85/766

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