The Goleta ""Jesus Maria"" was captured at sea by British cruisers
and adjudicated at a court established at Havana 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 ""Jesus Maria"". 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 =
2071 - Jesús María, 1840