The Chubasco was the twenty ninth conviction of a slave ship by the Havana Slave Trade Commission. This Spanish brigantine, under the command of Geronimo Garcia, began its voyage at Havana and set sail for Rio Pongo on 18 April 1834 loaded with an unspecified cargo. On 8 February 1835, this ship sailed from Africa with 275 people on board and 22 individuals died during the middle passage.
On 14 March, the HMS brig Racer, under the command of James Hope, detained this ship around N23° and W78°54. At the moment of capture, it was noted that the people were "in such a state of sickness" and everyone was placed in quarantine. During the trial, another 23 people died. On 24 April, the court condemned this slave vessel for sale and issued emancipation certificates for 230 people.
A request to remove people from the Chubasco from Havana to Trinidad ties into the case of the Joven Reina and Marte. There was a proposal to send a convoy of "376 emancipated negroes" from these three ships. In mid May, medical officers detected cases of cholera in Havana. There was no report of any cases of cholera among these Liberated Africans, but on 20 May the request to resettle was refused.
Please note that the "Resettlement Resources" are repeated on the Joven Reina and Marte pages.
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