The Schooner ""Sierra del Pilar"" was captured at sea by
British cruisers and adjudicated at a court established at Havana under international
anti-slave trade treaties. The image is of a picture of the first page of the court’s
register of ""Liberated Africans"" taken from the ""Sierra del Pilar"". The register was kept
as a formal record of emancipation that helped protect the individual from subsequent
re-enslavement. The image is reproduced courtesy of the British National Archives.
Voyage ID =
1856 - Serra do Pilar, 1839