Title: Declaration of Status
Source(s): Don Juan de Oñate, Colonizer of New Mexico, 1595-1628
Isabel la mulata (Author); George Hammond (Editor); Agapito Rey (Editor)
Isabel, a woman of Indian and African descent, obtains proof of her freedom before traveling to New Mexico in 1600.
In the town of Querétaro in New Spain, January 8, 1600, there appeared before Don Pedro Lorenzo de Castilla, his majesty's alcalde mayor in this town, a mulatto woman named Isabel, who presented herself before his grace in the appropriate legal mann...