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Page 435 - that all the, laws of the United States which are not locally inapplicable shall have the same force and effect within said State of California, as elsewhere within the United States." All of the area of California became public domain, except certain grants made by sovereigns and governments, former owners of the
Page 60 - and determine the matter in question. No State was to be deprived of territory for the benefit of the United States. All controversies concerning the private right of soil, claimed under different grants of two or more States, and originating antecedent to settlement of jurisdiction in the manner prescribed, might, on the petition of either claimant, be
Page 323 - In testimony whereof, I, Rutherford B. Hayes, President of the United States of America, have caused these letters to be made patent, and the seal of the General Land Office to be hereunto affixed. Given under my hand, at the city of Washington, the tenth day of December, in the year of
Page 5 - it was agreed by Article I that tho northern boundary line should be continued westward along the said forty-ninth parallel of north latitude to the middle of the channel which separates the continent from Vancouver's Isla.nd, and thence southerly through the middle of the said channel and of Fuca Straits to the Pacific Ocean, and
Page 70 - through the southerly bend or extreme of Lake Michigan. And whenever any of the said States shall have sixty thousand free inhabitants therein, such State shall be admitted by its delegates into the Congress of the United States, on an equal footing with the original .in all respects whatever;
Page 234 - with the Indians not members of any of the States: Provided, That the legislative right of any State within its own limits be not infringed or violated. Under this, September 22,1783, Congress issued a proclamation prohibiting and forbidding all persons from making settlements
Page 56 - to meet at some place to be agreed upon " to take into consideration the trade of the United States, to examine the relative situation and trade of the said States, and to consider how far a uniform system, in their commercial regulations may be necessary to their common interest and their permanent harmony,
Page 94 - 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." And whereas, in pursuance of the treaty, and particularly of the third article, the French Republic has an incontestible title to the domain and to the
Page 153 - The navigable waters leading into the Mississippi and St. Lawrence, and the carrying places between the same, shall be common highways, and forever free, as well to the inhabitants of the said territory, as to the citizens of the United States, and those of any other States that may be admitted into the confederacy, without any tax, impost, or duty therefor.
Page 91 - Paris, April 18, 1802, Mr. Jefferson regretted the cession of Louisiana to France, and said: "There is on the globe one single spot the possessor of which is our natural and habitual enemy. It is New Orleans—through which the produce of threeeighths of our territory must pass to market ; and from its fertility it will ere long