Dois Amigos (1827)

Voyage Overview

The Portuguese Brigantine, Dois Amigos, left Bahia on 11 February 1826 and purchased 317 enslaved people at Ouidah (no date recorded). The captain, José Joaquim Ladrilhão, sailed the vessel, owned by Vicente de Paula Silva, toward Brazil when Captain William Jardine Purchas of the HMS Esk 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 308 people by 9 April 1827. For more information, see Map of 1827.

Archival Resources

As Referenced in Voyages

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

Verger, Pierre, Trade Relations Between the Bight of Benin and Bahia, 17th to 19th Century, (Ibadan, 1976), 422-569.

Irish University Press Series of British Parliamentary Papers: Slave Trade, IUPST, 11/A2 (Shannon, 1969-74), 57-8.

Meyer-Heiselberg, R., Notes from the Liberated African Department in the Archives at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone (Uppsala, 1967), 24.

Arquivo Histórico Municipal de Salvador (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil), AHMS, 2.6, p. 67.