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Ecuador - Suit filed against owner of sugar treadmill

Document consisting of a suit filed by some Indians in the city of Loja against Antonio Sanchez de Orellana, the owner of a sugar treadmill, requesting its demolition.

The defendant claimed that he did not have Indians working for him since the treadmill is powered with slaves of his property.

Document reporting of a sugar treadmill with slaves in the Province of Loja towards the end of the 17th century.

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1690 Octubre 14