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Ecuador - Paper by the Zaruma Town Hall on mines

Paper from Zaruma’s town hall reporting the discovery of new gold, silver and copper mines and requesting 500 or 600 black slaves to start works.

Heritage document in the National Archive of Ecuador in the series called Mines, Box 4, File 22, number of pages: 4.

Document reporting on the need for slave labour in the mines.

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1796 Noviembre 12