Map showing the location of Nuevitas, Mayumba, Havana and the point of capture of the Diligência, 1835

Voyage Map

The Diligência was the thirty third conviction of a slave ship by the Havana Slave Trade Commission. This Spanish schooner, under the command of Felix Casas, began its voyage at Nuevitas on 9 November 1834 for St. Thomas, Puerto Rico and then on to Mayumba loaded with a cargo of cotton goods, gunpowder and a few muskets. Casas died on the African coast and thereafter Adolfo de Wallex assumed command. On 21 October 1835, this ship sailed from Africa with 210 people on board and 79 individuals died during the middle passage.

On 7 December, the HMS sloop Champion, under the command of Robert Fair, detained this ship off the north coast of Cuba around N20°44 and W75°12. During the voyage to Havana, another 11 people died, and upon arrival to the city, everyone on board was placed in quarantine due to their unhealthy state. Due to health reasons, another 37 people died during the trial. On 28 December, the court condemned this slave vessel for sale and issued emancipation certificates for only 94 people. There is no indication of anyone being removed from Cuba.

Trial Summary

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Register Statistics

Graph of the statistics for the register of the Diligência, 1835

Table of the statistics for the register of the Diligência, 1835

Table of more statistics for the register of the Dilgência, 1835

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