Aviso (1824)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Brig, Avizo, left Bahia on 9 August 1824 and purchased 467 enslaved people at Badagry (no date recorded). The captain, Luís Pacheco da Silva, sailed the vessel back toward Brazil when Captain Charles Bullen of HMS Maidstone captured the vessel at an unspecified location off the coast of Africa. Although the ship’s owner, Adriano da Costa Carvalho, was never formerly charged, the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 448 Liberated Africans by 19 November 1824. For more information, see Map of 1824.                                                                                

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers PP, Accounts and Papers, vol. 10, (1830), 124.

Verger, Pierre, Trade Relations Between the Bight of Benin and Bahia, 17th to 19th Century, (Ibadan, 1976), 569.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 10/A2 (Shannon, 1969-74), 4.

Lombard, "Translation of a Letter," Nineteenth Report of the African Institution (1825), 209-211.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 19.