First Blacks in The Americas

The African Presence in The Dominican Republic

Manuscript No. 069

Date:    1580, July 2.  Seville, Spain
Theme: Some time after been freed by her former owners, María de Cota, an until then enslaved black woman from Santo Domingo residing in Seville, requested a royal license to travel from Seville to La Española with her three-year old daughter
Source: PARES, Portal de Archivos Españoles--Archivo General de Indias, INDIFERENTE, 2060,N. 10.

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