History of Alaska: 1730-1885 (Google eBook)

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A. L. Bancroft, 1886 - Alaska - 775 pages
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Page 714 - Thirteen governments thus founded on the natural authority of the people alone, without a pretence of miracle or mystery, and which are destined to spread over the northern part of that whole quarter of the globe, are a great point gained in favor of the rights of mankind.
Page 602 - The inhabitants of the ceded territory, according to their choice, reserving their natural allegiance, may return to Russia within three years; but if they should prefer to remain in the ceded territory, they, with the exception of uncivilized native tribes, shall be admitted to the enjoyment of all the rights, advantages and immunities of citizens of the United States...
Page 720 - ... the laws of the United States relating to mining claims, and the rights incident thereto, shall, from and after the passage of this act, be in full force and effect in said district, under the administration thereof herein provided for, subject to such regulations as may be made by the Secretary of the Interior, approved by the President...
Page 721 - ... the condition of the Indians residing in said Territory, what lands, if any, should be reserved for their use, what provision shall be made for their education what rights by occupation of settlers should be recognized, and all other facts that may be necessary to enable Congress to determine what limitations or conditions should be imposed when the land laws of the United States shall be extended to said district...
Page 605 - An act to extend the laws of the United States relating to customs, commerce, and navigation over the territory ceded to the United States by Russia, to establish a collection district therein, and for other purposes...
Page 644 - Secretary shall lease to proper and responsible parties, for the best advantage of the United States, having due regard to the interests of the Government, the native inhabitants, their comfort, maintenance and education, as well as to the interests of the parties heretofore engaged in trade and the protection of the fisheries, the right of taking...
Page 583 - Etholen's efforts were assisted by the board of managers, but did not meet with immediate success, the minister for foreign affairs replying that the treaty between Russia and the United States gave to American citizens the right to engage in fishing over the whole extent of the Pacific Ocean. Etholen, however, would not allow the matter to rest, but continued his correspondence on the subject, urging that so lucrative an industry should be placed in the hands of Russians, instead. of being left...
Page 380 - Under our highest protection, the Russian- American Company will have full control over all above-mentioned localities, and exercise judicial powers in minor cases. The Company will also be permitted to use all local facilities for fortifications in the defence of the country under their control against foreign attacks. Only partners of the Company shall be employed in the administration of the new possessions in charge of the Company.
Page 218 - Favorita,' Ano de 1779, MS., id., No. 6J; Bodi-ga y Cuadra, Naveijacion y drscvbrimientoa hechoa de ordtn de 8. If. en la Costa septentrional de California, 1779, in Mayer, MSS., No. 13. erected in a prominent place, and under waving of flags and salvos of musketry the country was taken possession of in the name of the king, the savages gazing stolidly at this insanity of civilization. On the 18th the two boats sailed from the ball fa de la Santisima Cruz, with a complement of five officers, four...
Page 502 - ... lives of my companions depended on mine, I then felt that I must suppress my ambition. The only thing which supported me in this contest was the conscientious assurance of having strictly fulfilled my duty. I signified to the crew, in writing, that my ill health obliged me to return to Oonalashka.

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