The Brig ""Comerciante"" was captured at sea by British cruisers and
adjudicated at a court established at Sierra Leone under international anti-slave trade
treaties. The image is of a picture of the first page of the court’s register of
""Liberated Africans"" taken from the ""Comerciante"". The register was kept as a formal
record of emancipation that helped protect the individual from subsequent re-enslavement.
The image is reproduced courtesy of the British National Archives.
Voyage ID =
2931 - Comerciante, 1822