First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 059

Date:     1527, June 28. Valladolid, Spain
Theme:  Spanish king Charles V says many black slaves are being carried to La Española without the royal license, being introduced “secretly” or abusing the number of slaves allowed by each license. 
Source: PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles—Archivo General de Indias, INDIFERENTE,421,L.12

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