First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 067

Date:    1509, May 3. Valladolid, Spain
Theme: In a letter from the Spanish monarchs  responding to a prior one from La Española’s governor Nicolás de Ovando, they prohibited the entrance into the Indies to foreigners and descendants of the “burnt ones.” This prohibition probably implied as well the concern expressed in prior communication as to the possible presence of non-Christian Black slaves
Source: PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles, Archivo General de Indias,INDIFERENTE,418,L.2 – 35 - Imagen Núm: 25 / 369

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