First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 041

Date:     1510, January 22.  Valladolid, Spain
Theme:  The king of Spain ordered colonial governor of La Española Diego Colón to try to expand to the maximum the number of workers assigned to dig gold, including all the “slaves” that the king had in the island. He also promised to reiterate immediately a prior order to have 50 “slaves” sent to the island for the same purpose
Source: PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles, Archivo General de Indias,INDIFERENTE,418,L.2,F.98R.-98V.

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