First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 038

Date: 1575, December 14.  Seville, Spain
Theme: After serving for more than ten years to two female mistresses in Seville, Spain, a young female Black slave born in Santo Domingo City was granted freedom by her second mistress and, a few years later, requested license to travel back to the Americas.
Source: PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles--Archivo General de Indias, Contratación 5222, N.4, R.70

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