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1812, Anne, Baltimore, consul, D.B. Ogden, foreign affairs, Justice Story, neutral, neutrality, Privateer, prize law, Robert Goodloe Harper, Spain, St. Domingo, Treaty of Ghent, William Winder, Ultor


The War of 1812 officially ended in 1815 with the Treaty of Ghent, but many vessels were captured and condemned as prizes after the Treaty was ratified. One of those ships was The Anne. This paper describes The Anne's capture and analyzes it within its place in history. Particularly, it looks at the role of neutral nations during wartime, and the effect they had on prizes captured within their territory. Finally, it analyzes the legal aspects of the case, including the arguments and opinions and discusses the impact that The Anne had on principles of maritime law.


Admiralty | Law | United States History