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

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The History Co., 1887 - History - 792 pages
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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 - 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 605 - Straits, to the Pacific Ocean ; provided, however, that the navigation of the whole of the said channel and straits south of the 49th parallel of north latitude remain free and open to both parties.
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 4 - It is in this very latitude where we now were, that geographers have placed the pretended strait of Juan de Fuca. But we saw nothing like it; nor is there the least probability that ever any such thing existed.
Page 626 - President for his consideration. The President was not prepared to learn that you had ordered military possession to be taken of the island of San Juan or Bellevue. Although he believes the Straits of Haro to be the true boundary between Great Britain and the United States, under the treaty of June 15, 1846, and that, consequently, this island belongs to us, yet he had not anticipated that so decided a step would have been resorted to without instructions.
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 676 - Act of the legislature of such province, when in the opinion of a judge of the court in which the same are pending such question is material...