History of the northwest coast. 1884-86

Front Cover
A. L. Bancroft, 1884 - British Columbia
0 Reviews

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 700 - I now mixed up some vermilion in melted grease, and inscribed, in large characters, on the South-East face of the rock on which we had slept last night, this brief memorial - 'Alexander Mackenzie, from Canada, by land, the twenty-second of July, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-three.
Page 143 - Adde hereunto, that though we searched the coast diligently, euen vnto the 48. deg. yet found we not the land, to trend so much as one point in any place towards the East, but rather running on continually Northwest, as if it went directly to meet with Asia...
Page 471 - ... one body corporate and politic, in deed and in name, by the name of the governor and company of adventurers of England, trading into Hudson's Bay...
Page 170 - 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 481 - York in these presents is not made or any statute, act, ordinance, provision, proclamation or restriction heretofore had, made, enacted, ordained or provided, or any other matter cause or thing whatsoever to the Contrary thereof in any wise Notwithstanding.
Page 474 - Company, that then and so often it shall and may be lawful to and for the residue of the said Company for the time being, or the greater part of them, within...
Page 475 - State, with the fishing of all sorts of fish, whales, sturgeons, and all other royal fishes...
Page 471 - ... to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, defend and be defended, in all state courts having competent jurisdiction, and in any circuit court of the United States...
Page 470 - London ; have, at their own great cost and charges, undertaken an expedition for Hudson's Bay, in the north-west part of America, for the discovery of a new passage into the South Sea...
Page 348 - The fur of these animals, as mentioned in the Russian accounts, is certainly softer and finer than that of any others we know of; and therefore the discovery of this part of the continent of North America, where so valuable an article of commerce may be met with, cannot be a matter of indifference*.

Bibliographic information