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María de la Peña de Soto

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Ethnic origin: Black

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A slave of Bernardo O'Higgins. In 1816, she asked that the back-pay of her husband, Juan Soto of the 6th regiment, be paid to O'Higgins before he left for Mendoza. She claimed that 126 pesos were due leaving 28 pesos outstanding. (Blanchard, 9)

Life Events

Other 1816She asked for pay due to her husband to be paid towards her freedom.


Blanchard, Peter, (2004), Freedom and Family: Slave Women and the Wars of Independence in South America


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