Slaves freed in Brazil

Slavery in Brazil   By a decision of one of the Municipal Judges of Rio, one hundred and ten Africans, taken in a slaver off the island of Santa Barbara, were set at liberty on the 4th of November.  The joy of the poor negroes at being liberated from confinement cannot be expressed.  This is almost the first instance where Africans have been set at liberty by the Brazilian government.  Nor would it probably have happened in this instance, but for the fear of complaint from the American minister.  (New York Sun)

                                                                      (Liberator, Jan 5, 1849, pg 4)