Journal of a Tour in Iceland: In the Summer of 1809, Volume 2

Front Cover
Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1813 - Iceland - 371 pages

What people are saying - Write a review

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

Selected pages


Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 61 - And the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, and the Judge of the High Court of Admiralty, and the Judges of the Courts of Vice- Admiralty, are to take the necessary measures herein, as to them may respectively appertain.
Page 59 - King's Most Excellent Majesty in Council. " Whereas it has been humbly represented to his Majesty that the islands of Ferroe and Iceland, and also certain settlements on the coast of Greenland, parts of the dominions of Denmark, have, since the commencement of the war between Great Britain and Denmark, been deprived of all intercourse with Denmark, and the inhabitants of those islands and settlements are, in consequence of the want of their accustomed supplies, reduced to extreme misery, being without...
Page 77 - July 11th, 1809. In our proclamation, dated the 26th of June, 1809, it was requested that the nearest districts should within a fortnight, and the more distant within a certain limited time, send in representatives to consult as to what was best to be done in the present exigency. We find, however, that the public officers have far from facilitated such a meeting; and we are therefore under the necessity of no longer resisting the wish of the people, who have earnestly solicited us to manage the...
Page 88 - I have the honour to transmit herewith for the information of the Right Honorable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, copies 1 Admirals
Page 117 - Solander remained with an Icelander in the intermediate valley; the rest of us continued our route to the summit of the peak, which we found intensely cold; but on the highest point was a spot of three yards in breadth, whence there proceeded so much heat and steam that we could not bear to sit down upon it.— H.
Page 100 - ARTICLES. 1. All proclamations, laws, appointments, &c., made by Mr. Jorgen Jorgensen, since his arrival in this country, are to be abolished and totally null and void, from the moment this agreement is signed. 2. The former government is to be perfectly restored, and the chief command to devolve upon the said chief justice of Iceland, and the said bailiff...
Page 60 - ... settlements, on board the ships belonging to such inhabitants, engaged in a direct trade between such islands and settlements respectively and the ports of London or Leith, shall not be liable to seizure and confiscation as prize.
Page 61 - Majesty's royal peace, and entitled to the protection of the laws of the realm, and in no case treated as alien enemies. " His Majesty is further pleased to order, with the advice aforesaid, that the ships of the united kingdom, navigated according to law, be permitted to repair to the said islands and settlements, and to trade with the inhabitants thereof. "And His Majesty is further pleased to order, with the advice aforesaid, that all His Majesty's cruisers and all other his subjects be inhibited...
Page 60 - Feroe and Iceland and the settlements on the coast of Greenland, and the inhabitants thereof, and the property therein, shall be exempted from the attack and hostility of his Majesty's forces and subjects, and that the ships belonging to inhabitants of such islands and settlements, and all goods, being of the growth, produce, or manufacture of the said islands and settlements, on board the ships belonging to such inhabitants, engaged in a direct trade...
Page 60 - Provided also, that it shall and may be lawful during the same period for British vessels to import from the said Islands into the United States, and to export from the United States to the said Islands, all Articles whatever being of the Growth, Produce or Manufacture of the said Islands, or of the United States respectively, which now may, by the Laws of the said States, be so imported and exported.

Bibliographic information