The Brig ""Paquete da Bahia"" 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 ""Paquete da Bahia"". 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 =
2954 - Paquete da Bahia, 1824