The Brigantine ""NS da Conceção de Maria"" 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 ""NS da Conceção de 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
Voyage ID =
2977 - NS da Conceição de Maria, 1826