1825, Joseph Almeida, attachment in rem, Baltimore, Bolivar, Jonathan Manro, merchant, piracy, privateer, Santiago, Spanish, South American Revolution, Supreme Court, War of 1812
In 1820, Captain Joseph Almeida, on the Bolivar and under South American colors, pursued and captured the Spanish ship Santiago off the coast of the Chesapeake Bay. On board was $5000 in specie owned by a small group of Baltimore merchants. The Baltimore merchants brought a libel against Captain Almeida and requested an attachment in rem to force Captain Almeida to answer for the maritime tort. Although the attachment initially issued, the lower court restored Captain Almeida’s goods. In 1825, the United States Supreme Court ruled that attachment in rem was a proper remedy for a maritime tort.
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Digital Commons Citation
Owen, Stephanie, "Manro v. Almeida: Piracy, Maritime Torts, and Attachment In Rem" (2014). Legal History Publications. 54.