The Schooner ""Ligeira"" 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 ""Ligeira"". 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 =
2560 - Ligeira, 1837