The Schooner ""Esperanza"" 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 ""Esperanza"". 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 =
2316 - Esperanza, 1819