The Portuguese Sumaca, Esperança, left Bahia on 9 October 1821 and purchased 149 enslaved people at Lagos by 15 April 1822. The captain, Plácido José da Maia, sailed the vessel back toward Brazil when Captain Christopher Knight of the HMS Morgiana captured the vessel at an unspecified location off the coast of Africa. Although the ship’s owner, Antônio José de Souza, was never formerly charged, the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 147 Liberated Africans by 8 June 1822. For more information, see Map of 1822.
As Referenced in Voyages
Parliamentary Papers, Accounts and Papers, vol. 49 (1845), 593-633.
Arquivo Público do Estado da Bahia (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil), APEB, cod 456,
Verger, Pierre, Trade Relations Between the Bight of Benin and Bahia, 17th to 19th Century, (Ibadan, 1976), 568.
Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, v, IUPST, 11/A (Shannon, 1969-74), 8.
Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, v, IUPST, 11/B1 (Shannon, 1969-74), 60-61.
Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 15.
Arquivo Público do Estado da Bahia (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil), APEB, cod 456, p.304.
Arquivo Histórico Municipal de Salvador (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil), AHMS, 2.6, p. 6.