União (1829)

Voyage Overview

The Brazilian Brigantine, União, left Bahia in 1828 and purchased 405 enslaved people at Lagos by 2 February 1829. The captain, André Joaquim Ferreira, sailed the vessel toward Brazil when Captain Francis Augustus Collier of the HMS Sybille captured the vessel somewhere off the coast of West Africa. The British and Brazilian Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 368 Liberated Africans by 13 March 1829. For more information, see Map of 1829.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers, PP, Accounts and Papers, vol. 10 (1830), 122-128.

TNA, FO84/90, Jackson, Smith, 29.03.17.

TNA, FO84/90, Ricketts, Smith, 29.07.01, enc.

Verger, Pierre, Trade Relations Between the Bight of Benin and Bahia, 17th to 19th Century, (Ibadan, 1976), 570.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 31.