Brief Statement: Supported by Original Documents, of the Important Grants Conceded to the Eastern Coast of Central America Commercial and Agricultural Company by the State of Guatemala ...

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Whittaker & Company, 1839 - British - 137 pages
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Page 132 - In Witness Whereof the said parties hereto have hereunto set their hands the day and year first above written.
Page 6 - Majesty, as a greater proof of his disposition to oblige the King of Great Britain, will grant to the English the liberty of cutting all other wood, without even excepting mahogany, as well as gathering all the fruits, or produce of the earth, purely natural and uncultivated, which may, besides being carried away in their natural state, become an object of utility or of commerce, whether for food or for manufactures; but it is expressly agreed that this stipulation is never to be used as a pretext...
Page 5 - Majesty assures to them the enjoyment of all that is expressed in the present article ; provided that these stipulations shall not be considered as derogating in any wise from his rights of sovereignty. Therefore, all the English, who may be dispersed in any other parts, whether on the Spanish continent, or in any...
Page 87 - I am, at the same time, to warn you that the greater part of the territory in question has never been the subject of actual survey, and that parties who should assume the topography of the remoter tracts, and especially the course of the rivers, upon the authority of maps, would in all probability be led into error.
Page 7 - Treaty of 1783, for the entire preservation of the right of the Spanish Sovereignty over the country, in which is granted to the English only the privilege of making use of the wood of the different kinds, the fruits and other produce, in their natural state, are here confirmed ; and the same restrictions shall also be observed with respect to the new grant. In consequence, the Inhabitants of those Countries shall employ themselves simply in the...
Page 127 - ... self in the colony. Signature. Signature. Place of abode. .• Place of abode. CERTIFICATE OF A PHYSICIAN OR SURGEON. — I certify, that I have examined the above-named applicant and his wife, and that neither of them is seriously mutilated nor deformed in person, nor, in my opinion, afflicted with any disease calculated to shorten life, or to impair physical or mental energy. I certify also, that they as well as the children named above, have been vaccinated.
Page 8 - ... is generally allowed that the woods and forests are preserved, and even multiply, by regular and methodical cuttings, the English shall observe this maxim as far as possible ; but if, notwithstanding all their precautions, it should happen, in course of time, that they were in want of...
Page 7 - Lands in question being indisputably acknowledged to belong of right to the Crown of Spain, no Settlements of that kind, or the Population which would follow, could be allowed. The English shall be permitted to transport and convey all such wood, and other produce of the place, in its natural and uncultivated state, down the Rivers to the Sea, but without ever going beyond the limits which are prescribed to them by the Stipulations above granted, and without thereby taking an opportunity of ascending...
Page 98 - Guatemala extends from about 81 45' of west longitude to 94, and from 8 to 17 north latitude. It is bounded on the west by the...
Page 5 - Majesty and the British nation, will grant to the English more extensive limits than those specified in the last treaty of peace ; and the said limits of the lands added by the present convention shall, for the future, be understood in the manner following: The English line, beginning from the sea, shall take the centre of the...

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