Esperança (1826)

Voyage Overview

The Brazilian Cutter, Esperança, left Pernambuco on 29 July 1825 and purchased 4 enslaved people at Fermoso 4 March 1826. The captain, João Batista Lopes, sailed the vessel, owned by Luís Botelho Pinto de Mesquita, back toward Brazil as intended, when it likely landed on 3 May 1826. All 4 people survived the Middle Passage. For more information, see Map of 1826.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

Parliamentary Papers, PP, Accounts and Papers, vol. 10 (1830), 122-126.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 11/A1 (Shannon, 1969-74), 44-45, 60.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 22.

Arquivo Público Estadual Jordão Emerenciano (Recife, Brazil) Registro de Passaportes, Passaportes de Embarcações, APEJE, R.P.2.2.6, p. 99.

Arquivo Histórico Municipal de Salvador (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil), AHMS, 2.6, p. 55v.