All Over Oregon and Washington: Observations on the Country, Its Scenery, Soil, Climate, Resources, and Improvements, with an Outline of Its Early History, and Remarks on Its Geology, Botany, Mineralogy, Etc. : Also, Hints to Immigrants and Travelers Concerning Routes, the Cost of Travel, the Price of Land, Etc
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Page 22 - Sabine, in the sea, continuing north along the western bank of that river, to the 32d degree of latitude; thence, by a line due north, to the degree of latitude where it strikes the Rio Roxo of Natchitoches, or Red river ; then, following the course of the Rio Roxo westward, to the degree of longitude 100 west from London...
Page 21 - States a strong proof of his friendship, doth hereby cede to the said United States, in the name of the French Republic, forever and in full sovereignty, the said territory, with all its rights and appurtenances, as fully and in the same manner as they have been acquired by the French Republic, in virtue of the above-mentioned treaty, concluded with His Catholic Majesty.
Page 357 - That from and after the passage of this act, every person being the head of a family, or widow, or single man, over the age of twenty-one years, and being a citizen of the United States, or having filed his declaration of intention to become a citizen, as required by the naturalization laws...
Page 22 - The boundary line between the two countries, west of the Mississippi, shall begin on the Gulph of Mexico, at the mouth of the river Sabine, in the sea...
Page 15 - At three-quarters past two a fresh wind came in from seaward: we immediately came to sail, and beat over the bar, having from five to seven fathoms water in the channel. At five PM we were out, clear of all the bars, and in twenty fathoms water. A breeze came from the southward; we bore away to the northward; set all sail to the best advantage. At eight. Cape Hancock bore south-east, distant three leagues; the north extremity of the land in sight bore north by west.
Page 12 - PM, came to with the small bower, in ten fathoms, black and white sand. The entrance between the bars bore west-south-west, distant ten miles; the north side of the river a half mile distant from the ship; the south side of the same two and a half miles' distance; a village on the north side of the river west by north, distant three quarters of a mile.
Page 19 - America eastward of the Mississippi from its source to the river Iberville, and thence through Lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain to the Gulf of Mexico, were surrendered to Great Britain.
Page 68 - Oregon in articles written in 1818, and to support every measure for her benefit ever since — the same spirit still animates me and will continue to do so while I live — which I hope will be long enough to see an emporium of Asiatic commerce at the mouth of your river, and a stream of Asiatic trade pouring into the valley of the Mississippi through the channel of Oregon.
Page 11 - PM saw the entrance of our desired port bearing east-southeast, distance six leagues ; in steering-sails, and hauled our wind in shore. At 8 PM, being a little to windward of the entrance of the harbor, bore away and run in east-northeast between the breakers, having from five to seven fathoms of water. When we were over the bar, we found this to be a large river of fresh water, up which we steered.
Page 331 - ... that line of hills, from Mary's Peak, on the west, to Spencer's Butte, on the south, and only lost, on the east, among the intricate windings of extended slopes among the foot-hills of the Cascades. How natural would seem to him this restoration of one of geology's yesterdays ! "The shores of that fine old Wallamet Sound teemed with the life of the period.