The Ariadne - 15 U.S. 143 (1817)
U.S. Supreme Court
The Ariadne, 15 U.S. 2 Wheat. 143 143 (1817)
15 U.S. (2 Wheat.) 143
The sailing under the enemy's license constitutes, of itself, an act of illegality which "subjects the property to confiscation without regard to the object of the voyage of the port of destination."
This vessel, belonging to citizens of the United States and laden with a cargo of flour also belonging to citizens of the same, was captured on 15 October, 1812, on a voyage from Alexandria to Cadiz with a license or passport of protection from the British admiral Sawyer. The vessel and cargo were restored in the district court,
but on appeal, sentence of condemnation was pronounced by the circuit court, from which sentence an appeal was entered to this Court.