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Ecuador - Request by Lorenzo Nates regarding gold mines on the banks of Napo River.

Request from Lorenzo Nates regarding the gold mines on the banks of the Napo River, asking the Governor to provide Indians for the transportation of food supplies for the sustenance of slaves, taking into account the economic benefit of gold extraction for the royal coffers.  

Heritage document in the National Archive of Ecuador in the series called Mines, box 2, file 12, number of pages: 9.

Document reporting of slaves working in gold mining in a territory near the Ecuadorian Amazon basin.


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1756 Octubre 1