Constituição (1822)

Voyage Overview

The Brazilian Schooner, Constituição, left Bahia on 19 July 1822 and purchased 264 enslaved people at an unknown port in the Bight of Benin (no date recorded). The captain, Joaquim Luís de Araújo, sailed the vessel, owned by José de Cerqueira Lima, back toward Brazil as intended, when it likely landed at São Salvador da Bahia on 30 November 1822. Some 263 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.

Verger, Pierre, Trade Relations Between the Bight of Benin and Bahia, 17th to 19th Century, (Ibadan, 1976), 422.

Arquivo Público do Estado da Bahia (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil), APEB, cod 456, p. 308.

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