The Sumaca ""Bom Jesus dos Navegantes"" 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 ""Bom Jesus dos Navegantes"".
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
Voyage ID =
2952 - Bom Jesus dos Navegantes, 1825