União (1822)

Voyage Overview

The Brazilian Sumaca, União, left Bahia on 29 April 1822 and purchased 327 enslaved people at Little Popo (no date recorded). The captain and co-owner, Marcelino Álvares da Cruz, sailed the vessel, also co-owned by Marcelino Rios Martins, back toward Brazil as intended on 15 November 1822. Only 297 people survived the Middle Passage. For more information, see Map of 1822.

Archival Resources

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,

Arquivo Histórico Municipal de Salvador (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil),AHMS, 56.3, p. 11.

Arquivo Histórico Municipal de Salvador (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil), AHMS, 56.2, p. 10 e 13.