First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 029

Date: 1537, February 3.  [Valladolid?], Spain
Theme:  Royal letter from king Charles V of Spain to the oidores or judges of the Audiencia of Santo Domingo ordering them to stop allowing judicial appeals submitted to the Council of the Indies against the Audiencia’s sentences by Indians and Blacks of La Española condemned to the death penalty or dismemberment or torture by the Audiencia, and to act as court of appeals of those same cases.
Source: PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles--Archivo General de Indias, SANTO_DOMINGO, 868, L.1,F.14V-15R.

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