History of British Columbia, 1792-1887 (Google eBook)

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The History Co., 1887 - British Columbia Bibliography - 792 pages
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Page 637 - Majesty shall be continued westward along the said forty-ninth parallel of north latitude to the middle of the channel which separates the continent from Vancouver's Island, and thence southerly through the middle of the said channel, and of Fuca's Straits, to the Pacific Ocean...
Page 218 - for regulating the fur trade and establishing a criminal and civil jurisdiction within certain parts of North America.
Page 637 - ... whereas the Government of her Britannic Majesty claims that such boundary line should, under the terms of the treaty above recited, be run through the Rosario straits, and the Government of the United States claims that it should be run through the Canal de Haro, it...
Page 599 - Rocky Mountains, and from such point as may be selected, east of the Rocky Mountains, towards the Pacific, to connect the seaboard of British Columbia with the railway system of Canada; and further, to secure the completion of such railway within ten years from the date of the Union.
Page 637 - Majesty shall be submitted to the arbitration and award of his Majesty the Emperor of Germany, who, having regard to the above-mentioned article of the said treaty, shall decide thereupon, finally and without appeal, which of those claims is most in accordance with the true interpretation of the treaty of June 15, 1846.
Page 637 - Ocean;' and whereas, the commissioners appointed by the two high contracting parties to determine the portion of the boundary which runs southerly through the middle of the channel aforesaid were unable to agree upon the same; and whereas, the government of her Britannic Majesty claims that such boundary line should, under the terms of the treaty above recited, be run through...
Page 750 - I recommend, therefore, that provision be made for a preliminary reconnoissance by officers of the United States, to the end of acquiring more precise information on the subject. I have invited Her Majesty's Government to consider with us the adoption of a more convenient line, to be established by meridian observations or by known geographical features without the necessity of an expensive survey of the whole.
Page 4 - It is worth observing, that in the very latitude where we now were, geographers have been pleased to place a large entrance or strait, the discovery of which they take upon them to ascribe to the same navigator; whereas nothing more is mentioned in the account of his voyage, than his having seen, in this situation, a large river, which he would have entered, but was prevented by the...
Page 618 - All the inhabitants of the island are requested to report at once to the commanding officer in case of any incursion by the northern Indians, so that he may take such steps as he may deem necessary to prevent any further occurrence of the same; 3d.
Page 622 - States troops ; having shown you that the reasons you assign do not exist, and having endeavored to assure you of my readiness on all occasions to act for the protection of American citizens and for the promotion of their welfare, I must call upon you, sir, if not as a matter of right, at least as a matter of justice and of humanity, to withdraw the troops now quartered upon the island of San Juan, for those troops are not required for the protection of American citizens against British authorities,...

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