The Brig ""Bela Eliza"" 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 ""Bela Eliza"". 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 =
2947 - Bela Eliza, 1824