The Segunda Rosario was the forty third conviction of a slave ship by the Havana Slave Trade Commission. This Spanish schooner, under the command of Francisco Peirano, began its voyage at Havana for Rio Pongo in mid-to-late 1840 loaded with a cargo of tobacco and "ready made clothes." On 3 January 1841, this ship sailed from Africa with 324 enslaved Africans on board and 34 individuals died during the middle passage.
On 27 January, the HMS sloop Cleopatra, under the command of Alexander Milne, detained this ship close to St. Thomas around N18°5 and W64°40'10. Upon their arrival to Havana, the survivors were placed on board the Romney. From the point of capture and through the trial, another 2 people died. On 18 February, the court declared the ship engaged in the illegal slave trade and issued emancipation certificates for 281 people. This appears to be the last case of the Havana Slave Trade Commission with a register of Liberated Africans.
The removal of people from the Segunda Rosario from Havana to Nassau in the Bahamas occurred after the receipt of emancipation certificates. On 24 March, 275 Liberated Africans arrived at Nassau. According to the resettlement report, 3 people likely died during the voyage, while six sick people were left on board the Romney in Havana and 3 men were later sent to Belize. After registration, one sick man remained in Havana, while two other men died.
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