A History of Oregon, 1792-1849: Drawn from Personal Observation and Authentic Information

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Harris & Holman, 1870 - Frontier and pioneer life - 624 pages
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Page 354 - Indians; their lands and property shall never be taken from them without their consent ; and in their property rights and liberty they shall never be invaded or disturbed, unless in just and lawful wars authorized by Congress; but laws founded in justice and humanity shall, from time to time, be made, for preventing wrongs being done to them, and for preserving peace and friendship with them.
Page 37 - It is agreed, that any country that may be claimed by either party on the northwest coast of America, westward of the Stony Mountains, shall. together with its harbours, bays, and creeks, and the navigation of all rivers within the same, be free and open, for the term of ten years from the date of the signature of the present convention, to the vessels, citizens, and subjects of the two Powers...
Page 353 - No person demeaning himself in a peaceable and orderly manner, shall ever be molested on account of his mode of worship or religious sentiments, in the said territory.
Page 71 - Government should signify a desire to obtain possession of the whole, or of any part thereof, the property so required shall be transferred to the said Government, at a proper valuation, to be agreed upon between the parties.
Page 353 - ... should the public exigencies make it necessary, for the common preservation, to take any person's property, or to demand his particular services, full compensation shall be made for the same.
Page 299 - W. X., his executors, administrators or assigns ; for which payment, well and truly to be made, I bind myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents.
Page 299 - To have and to hold the same, together with all and singular the appurtenances...
Page 354 - Territory at the time of its organization, shall be entitled to vote at the first election, and shall be eligible to any office within the said Territory...
Page 353 - We, the people of Oregon Territory, for purposes of mutual protection, and to secure peace and prosperity among ourselves, agree to adopt the following laws and regulations until such time as the United States of America extend their jurisdiction over us.
Page 22 - Company of Montreal,' has been found for some Years past to be productive of great Inconvenience and Loss, not only to the said Company and Associations, but to the said Trade in general, and also of great Injury to the native Indians, and of other Persons...

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