Dois Amigos Brasileiros (1824)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Sumaca, Dois Amigos Brasileiros, left Bahia on 6 March 1824 and purchased 260 enslaved people at Badagry by 18 September 1824. The captain, José Ferreira de Barros, sailed the vessel back toward Brazil when Captain George Wollcombe of HMS Victor captured the vessel at an unspecified location off the coast of Africa. Although the ship’s owner, Vicente Paulo e Silva, was never formerly charged, the British and Portuguese Court of Mixed Commission, Sierra Leone condemned this vessel and registered 255 Liberated Africans by 15 November 1824. For more information, see Voyages ID 2945.

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, 11/A (Shannon, 1969-74), 9.

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

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 10/A2 (Shannon, 1969-74), 29-30.

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.

Arquivo Histórico do Itamarary (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), AHI, Coleções Especiais, Lata 11, Maço 2. 

Arquivo Histórico do Itamarary (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), AHMS, 2.6, p. 33v.