The Louisiana Purchase: And Our Title West of the Rocky Mountains, with a Review of Annexation by the United States

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1900 - Louisiana Purchase - 87 pages
 

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Page 41 - His Catholic Majesty cedes to the United States, in full property and sovereignty, all the territories which belong to him, situated to the eastward of the Mississippi, known by the name of East and West Florida.
Page 37 - 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 37 - America; it is agreed, that, for the future, the confines between the dominions of his Britannick Majesty and those of his Most Christian Majesty, in that part of the world, shall be fixed irrevocably by a line drawn along the middle of the River Mississippi, from its source to the river Iberville, and from thence, by a line drawn along the middle of this river, and the lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain to the sea...
Page 27 - The day that France takes possession of New Orleans fixes the sentence which is to restrain her forever within her low water mark. It seals the union of two nations who, in conjunction, can maintain exclusive possession of the ocean. From that moment we must marry ourselves to the British fleet and nation.
Page 10 - Pole, and also to the mouth of the River of Palms ; upon the assurance which we have received from all these nations, that we are the first Europeans who have descended or ascended the said River Colbert...
Page 44 - River; then, following the course of the Rio Roxo westward, to the degree of longitude 100 west from London and 23 from Washington ; then, crossing the said Red River, and running thence, by a line due north, to the river Arkansas...
Page 15 - Our pleasure is, that all the aforesaid lands, countries, streams, rivers, and islands, be and remain comprised under the name of the Government of Louisiana, which shall be dependent upon the General Government of New France, to which it is subordinate ; and further, that all the lands which we possess from the Illinois be united...
Page 45 - Island, which point lies in the parallel of 54 degrees 40 minutes north latitude, and between the 131st and 133d degree of west longitude (meridian of Greenwich), the said line shall ascend to the north along the channel called Portland Channel, as far as the point of the continent where it strikes the 56th degree of north latitude...
Page 28 - that if an obscurity did not already exist, it would perhaps be good policy to put one there?
Page 41 - If those departments which are intrusted with the foreign intercourse of the nation, which assert and maintain its interests against foreign powers, have unequivocally asserted its rights of dominion over a country of which it is in possession and which it claims under a treaty; if the legislature has acted on the construction thus a-sserted, it is not in its own courts that this construction is to be denied.

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