Legítimo Africano (1835)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese schooner, Legítimo Africano, left Brazil (no date recorded) and purchased 190 enslaved people at Ouidah by 15 February 1835. The captain, José Manoel de Lima, sailed the vessel toward Brazil when George Gover Miall of the HMS Forester captured the vessel somewhere off the coast of West Africa. The British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 186 Liberated Africans by 9 May 1835. For more information, see Map of 1835.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers, Accounts and Papers, vol. 44 (1842), 12.

Parliamentary Papers, Accounts and Papers, vol. 50 (1836), 101.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 18/B (Shannon, 1969-74), 63.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 14/A2 (Shannon, 1969-74), 100-102.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 40.

Verger, Pierre, Trade Relations Between the Bight of Benin and Bahia, 17th to 19th Century, (Ibadan, 1976), 571.

Bethell, Leslie, The Abolition of the Brazilian Slave Trade (Cambridge, 1970), 126.