Saturday, December 24, 2011

Returning Slaves After 1812

The Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812, between the United States and England was signed December 24th 1814, and included a return of slaves.

Members of negotiation teams in Ghent Belgium signed and affixed seals to the document known as the Treaty of Ghent on December 24th 1814.  It was sent on to be ratified by the governments to end the War of 1812.  The treaty called for the release of prisoners and boats, as well as the return of about 10,000,000 acres of land along Lakes Michigan and Superior and in Maine.  There was also a promise made by England to return all black slaves who had been encouraged during the war to cross into English held territory.

To view the actual wording check out this web site,  The Treaty of Ghent

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