First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 031

Date:    1538, April 8. Valladolid, Spain
Theme: Within the rural district of Santo Domingo City there were some areas with populations of 100 Spaniards and 600 “Blacks and Indians,” while sugar estates had about 100 individuals of the same categories and there was a need for constables there to prosecute and punish crimes.
Source: PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles-- Archivo General de ndias,SANTO_DOMINGO,868,L.1, Imagen Núm: 258/588 – 259/588,F.125V- 126R.

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