War of 1812: Privateers

War of 1812 or the Anglo American War is the subject of this site. Principally the activities of both American and British privateers; including listings of American POWS held in the UK, and British subjects held in the United States.

According to the second Article of the Treaty of Peace, between Great Britain and America, concluded at Ghent on the 24 th of December, all Vessels taken after the following periods are to be restored, reckoning from the Ratification on the 17 th February, 1815. 12 days (1 st March) upon all parts of the Coast of North America, from the Lat. of 23 degrees North, to the Lat. of 50 degrees North, and as far Eastward in the Atlantic Ocean, as the 30 th degree of West longitude from Greenwich; - 30 days (19 th March) in all other parts of the Atlantic North of the Equinoctial Line, and the same time for the British and Irish Channels, Gulf of Mexico, and all parts of the West Indies;- 40 days (29 th March) for the North Seas, for the Baltic, and for all parts of the Mediterranean;- 60days (18 th April) for the Atlantic Ocean, South of the Equator, and as far as the latitude of the Cape of Good Hope;- 90 days (18 th May) for every other part of the world, South of the Equator;- 120 days (17 th June) for all parts of the world, without exception.

Radio 4 Making History 15th May 2012
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