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Page 99 - entire execution of the conditions and stipulations herein relative to his royal highness the duke of Parma, the colony or province of Louisiana, with the same extent that it now has in the hands of Spain, and that it had when France possessed it; and such as it should be after the treaties subsequently entered into between Spain and other States.
Page 317 - no way important to England, except that she happens to have settlements in the region, and of very little consequence to the United States. The ownership of the whole country is very likely to follow the greater settlement, and larger amount of population, proceeding, hereafter, from whichsoever of the two countries.
Page 318 - all the questions about the right of search, the bill for the occupation of the Oregon Territory, Captain Jones's movement on California, and all the movements for the annexation of Texas, were parts of one great system, looking to a war for conquest and plunder from Mexico, and a war with England and alliance with France.
Page 116 - I returned the paper this morning to the President who asked me what I thought of it. I told him I could recommend no alteration. The paper was a tissue of errors in fact and abortive reasoning, of invidious reflections and rude invectives. There was nothing could purify it but the fire.
Page 114 - the Presidents told me he had been informed that the Columbia River settlement project was for the benefit of a brother-in-law of Dr. Floyd's, who as Treasurer of the State of Virginia, and about a year since was
Page 208 - After such language as that of the committee of the H. of Representatives it is impossible to suppose that we can tide over the Columbia, or make to ourselves the illusion that there is any other alternative than either to maintain our claims or to yield them with
Page 279 - degrees, assumes a mildness unknown in the same latitude on the eastern side of the continent. Without digressing to speculate upon the cause, I will merely state, that such is particularly the fact in
Page 281 - which may and ought to influence the course to be adopted and pursued as to this station. The speculations of Humboldt, and his glowing description of the soil and climate of this province, have probably given
Page 133 - The project of establishing a chain of military posts to the Pacific, and of building a colony at some point near the mouth of the Columbia river, is again spoken of in the newspapers. We hope that it will be postponed yet a little while—it is not the interest of