Treaty of Ghent

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A treaty ending the War of 1812 between Britain and the USA. It did not address the issues that had caused the war, but provided for the release of all prisoners, restoration of all conquered territory, and the appointment of a commission to settle the north-eastern boundary dispute. Other questions, including naval forces on the Great Lakes and fishing rights, were left to future settlement.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Regional and National History.

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