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This Vessel was not condemn

ed, but the Court decreed the
sale of the said Vessel and
cargo, as perishable articles,
on the 9th February, 1824, and
the proceeds thereof were or-
dered to be paid into the Re-

gistry:
The Court decreed that the

Slaves which were brought in
for adjudication in this Ves-
sel were not entitled to be
emancipated; they were how.
ever delivered over to the Co-

lonial Government.

Total in the Year 1824.
75 32 93 70 270
11 123 15 114

22 274
12

6 361 11 210 56 216 98 580 Total in the Year 1825.

(This Vessel was upset in a tor191

6 nado in the Bight of Benin,

and only 6 Slaves were saved. 68 50 22 40 18 130

The Court decreed that the

Slaves, to the number of 228,
3

were not entitled to emanci-
pation; they were, however,
delivered over to the Colonial
Government.

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· (Continued.)

(Enclosure 3 B. continued. ) - List of Vessels Adjudicated in the Court of the British and Portuguese Mired Commission, sheuing

the Number of Slaves Captured, Emancipated, and Registered, from its Establishment to the 6th Day of February 1826.

Number Emancipated

and Registered.

Slares Captured. Number died

before Adindication. Men.

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82

Donna Eugenia Mar. 22, 1821 RiverBonny 4. 26. N. H. M. S. Tartar and sir G. R. Collier!

May 19, 1821 83 Thistle

land Lieut. Hagan Constantia - April 9, 4. 32. N. 8. 34. E. H. M. S. Tartar and Sir G. R. Collier

June land Lieuit. Hauan

5,

Thistle
Gaviao - April 9, River of Old Calabar. H. M. S. Tartar and Sir G. R. Collier! Liberated

Thistle.

and Lieut. Hagan July 5, 1821
Adelaide July 25.

H.M.S. Pheasant and B. M. Kelly and
4. 15. N. 0. 0. E.

H.J. Leeke

Sept. 17, 1821 232

Myrmidon
Conceiçao Aug. 2, River of Old Calabar. H. M.B. Snapper - - Lieut. C. Knight - Sept. 26,

56
615

24

1161

42

9, 207

One man died after emancipa. tion, but before his descrip tion could be taken to be registered.

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Where Captured.

NAME

NAME
of

Date of
Capture.

By what Vessel

Captured.

Date of the
Condemna-

tion of the
Vessel, and of
the Emanci-
patinn of the

Slaves.

of
COMMANDER.

Number of

VESSEL.

Latitude. Longitude.

Nova Felicidade July 30, 1819
Cintra

- Oct. 26,
St. Salvador - Jan. 25, 1820

2. 28. N. 9. 50. E. H. M. S. Pheasant - 8. M. Kelly
6. 29. N. 11. 12. W. H. M. S. Morgiana - C. B. Strong

Of River Manna. H. M. S. Myrmidon - H. J. Leeke

- Feb. 24, 1820
- June 3,

Liberated
June 19, 1820

71
26

1

172
149

10
197

El Conde de

Feb. 21, 1822 11. 47. N. R. Bissao. HM.S Iphigenia - Sir R. Mends - Mar. 13, 18:22
Villa Flor
Esperança April 15, 6. 27. N. 3. 32. E. H. M. S. Morgiana - C. Knight

June
Des de fevreiro April 1, 5. 16. N. 0. 10.30. W. H. M. S. Iphigenia - Sir R. Monds June 22,
Esperanza Felis April 7,

H. M. S. Iphigenia Sir R. Mends and
6. 20. N. 4. 12. E.

and Myrmidons H. J. Leeke
Defensora April 27, 4. 31. N. 8. 37. E. H. M. S. Myrinidon - H. J. Leeke

July

4, Estrella June 29,

5. 1. N.

5. 20. E. H. M. B. Thistle - Lieut. R. Hagan - Aug. 6, Nymfa del Mar April 6, 6. 17. N. 2. 55. E. H. M. s. Iphigenia Sir R. Mends -Aug28, St. José Hallam \June 23, 4. 40. N.

H.M.B. Thistle - Lieut. R. Hagan - Aug. 28,

July

1 102

2

2007

2 13

(Continued )

(Enclosure 3 B. continued.)

Number Emancipated

and Registered.

Date of the
NAME

Condemna.

tion of the
of

Vessel, and of
COMMANDER.

the Emanci-
pation of the

Slaves.

Number of

Slaves Captured. Number died

before Adjudication. Men.

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H. M. S. Driver

179

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82

167

Commerciante - Sept. 7, 18:22
St. Antonio de
Lisboa

Oct. 6,
Juliana da Praça Oct. 31,

5. 35. N.

3. 40. E.

- Thomas Wolrige Dec. 7, 1822 - Charles Phillips - Dec. 23 - Charles Phillips - Dec. 30,

H. M. S. Bann

336

19

197 116 4

5. 43. N.

3. 17. E.

H. M. S. Bann

112

13

76

23 -

99

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Where Captured.

NAME

of VESSEL.

Date of Capture.

By what Vessel

Captured.

Latitude. Longitude.

Bom Caminho - Mar. 10, 1824

About 4 or 5 miles dis.
Maria Piquena - May 8, –

tant from the Har. H.M.S. Victor -John Scott - July 14,
bour of Port Antonio

Princes.
Diana

Aug. 11, 2. 15. N. 5. 13. E. H. M. S. Victor G. Woollcombe - Nov. 16,
Dos Amigos

Sept. 18, 1. 40. N. 6. 8. E. H. M. S. Victor - G. Woollcombe - Nov. 15,
Brazileiros
Avizo

- Sept. 26, 1. 33. N 7. 7. E. H. M. S. Maidstone -C. Bullen, C.B. - Nov. 19,

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Number Emancipated

und Regintered.

REMARKS.

Slases
Captured.
Number died

before Adindication.

Women.

Men.

Boys.

Giris.

Total.

371

G.W.C.Courtenay Jan. 31, 1825 Lieut. E. S. Clerk- Mar. 19,

149

son

-W. J. Purchas - Sept. 14, - J. A. Murray -Nov. 4,

280 361

12 161 79 70 359 4 40 44 41 21 146

Thirty-five died after emancipation, but before their de.

scription could be taken to 14 104 76 54 32 266

be registered, owing to the 112 108 21 54 31 214 wretched state of disease they

were in when landed, arising from dysentery and small.

рох. 142 413 190 228 154 98: Total in the Year 1825.

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(Enclosure 3 B. continued.)

Where Captured.

NAME

of
VESSEL

Date of
Capture.

NAME

of
COMMANDER.

By what Vessel

Captured.

Date of the
Condemna

tion of the
Vessel, and of
the Emanci.
pation of the

Slaves.

Number of

Latitude Longitude.

Bella Eliza
Bom Fim

Oct. 23, 1834 2. 21. N.
Jan. 14, 1825 2. 20 N.

5. 42. E.
5. 31. E.

H. M. S. Bann
H. M. B. Swinger

Bom Jesus dos July 17,

Navigantes
Uniao

4. 0. N. 4. 4. E.
2. 23, N. 4. 17. E.

H.M.S. Fsk
H. M. S. Atholl

Sept. 9,

Paqueta da

Babia

Nov. 22,

5. 15. N

0. 30. E.

H. M. B. Swinger

-Lieut. J. C.Giles - Jan. 10, 1823

ABSTRACT.

1823

Total Number of Slaves Captured in the Year 1819
Ditto
Ditto

Ditto

1820 Ditto Ditto

Ditto

1821 Ditto Ditto

Ditto

1822
Ditto
Ditto

Ditto
Ditto
Ditto

Ditto

1824 Ditto

1825
Ditto

Ditto
Ditto

Ditto
Ditto

18261
up to February 6.

Grand Total

96
455
1399
2753

670
1331
1752
1046

Number died before Adjudication
Number Emancipated, but died before their Descrip-

tions could be taken to be Registered
Number delivered over to the Colonial Government,

not Emancipated or Registered
Number Emancipated, but not Registered
Number Emancipated and Registered

Grand Total

254
7122

9502

9502

Sierra Leone, February 23, 1826.

WM. SMITH, Registrar to the Mixed Commissions.

No. 4.-J. T. Williams, Esq. to Mr. Sec. Canning.-(Rec. May 22.) Sir,

Sierra Leone, March 10, 1826. NOTWITHSTANDING the acknowledged zeal, vigilance, and activity, of His Majesty's Squadron on this Coast, and the unremitting assiduity of its Officers in the performance of their duty, to endeavour to check the illicit Traffick in Slaves; and, although His Majesty's Ships have lately captured more Vessels concerned in the prosecution of this detestable Trade, in a shorter space of time thau, 1 believe, at any former period, since the establishment of the Courts of Mixed Commission; still, and it is with a feeling of painful regret I state it, no great diminution appears to have been the consequence—it is still most flourishing.

of sixteen Vessels taken during the last nine months, seven had taken their Cargoes from Lagos, three from the River Calabar, two from Popo, and Parts adjacent thereto, all which Places are deep in the Bights of Benin and Biafra; and one from a Place called Manna, on the Windward Coast, and about 250 miles to leeward of this Colony: the Dutch Vessels Z and La Venus, were bound to the River Bonny, and the Bey intended taking her Cargo on board from the Gallinas.

It would therefore appear evident from these facts, that the Rivers in the Bights of Benin and Biafra, form the principal sources of this Trade; and which is carried on to a great extent under the Flags of Spain, France, Brazil and Holland; the latter, in most cases, being made the cover of French property.

Whilst Miscreants, so engaged, continue to foster by its means the worst feelings of the Native Africans, by so powerfully exciting their cupidity, it cannot be expected that any permanent, or extensive good, can be effected in ameliorating their condition, or extending the blessings of civilization. It is however, amidst all this evil, matter of congratulation, that in the neighbourhood of this Colony, there exists little, if any, remains of the Slave-trade. The River Sherbro' was, at one period, a principal Emporium for Slaves; but the policy of the late much-lamented Governor, Major-General Turner, gave a deep, and I hope a death blow, to any further proceedings of that nature there.

The Havannah is the only Port from which Vessels under the Spanish Flag clear out for Africa. Whether from the just remonstrances of the British Government, or otherwise, they now clear out, under the pretence of legitimate Commerce, for the Islands of St. Thomas and Princes; which Islands, from their contiguity to the Bights of Benin and Biafra, greatly facilitate the carrying their real object, that of Slaving, into effect.

It has also come to my knowledge, that such Vessels as get off the Coast with safety, land their Slaves at the back of the Island, and then return into the Port of The Havannah in ballast.

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