Dr. John McLoughlin: The Father of Oregon

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A. H. Clark Company, 1907 - Oregon - 301 pages
McLoughlin came from Riviere du Loup in Quebec and worked his way up through the Hudson's Bay Company until he alone was responsible for that great chunk of continent known as the Pacific Northwest, and the help and support he offered the American emigrants to the Oregon Country in the critical years 1843-1846.
 

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Page 175 - October, 1818, 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 harbors, 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 convention, to the vessels, citizens, and subjects, of the two powers...
Page 176 - October, 1818, hereby continued in force, shall be construed to impair, or in any manner affect, the claims which either of the contracting parties may have to any part of the country westward of the Stony or Rocky Mountains.
Page 176 - It shall be competent, however, to either of the Contracting Parties, in case either should think fit, at any time after the Twentieth of October 1828, on giving due notice of Twelve Months to the other Contracting Party, to annul and abrogate this Convention: and it shall, in such case, be accordingly entirely annulled and abrogated, after the expiration of the said term of notice.
Page 208 - 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 29 - March 26, 1837. called the Sandwich Islands) and flour to Sitka. It was not many years after Dr. McLoughlin came to the Oregon Country until it was one of the most profitable parts of North America to the Hudson's Bay Company. For many years the London value of the yearly gathering of furs, in the Oregon Country, varied from $500,000 to $1,000,000, sums of money representing then a value several fold more than such sums represent today. Fort Vancouver was a parallelogram about seven hundred and fifty...
Page 176 - Majesty the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, on the 20th of October. 1818, shall be, and they are hereby, further indefinitely extended and continued in force, in the same manner as if all the provisions of the said Article were herein specifically recited.
Page 221 - Waller, has taken formal measures at Washington to substantiate his claim as a preemptor and actual settler upon the tract of land, sometimes called the Wallamet Falls settlement and sometimes Oregon City, comprising six hundred and forty acres; and being aware that, although a foreigner, you claim to exercise acts of ownership over said land, this notice is given to apprise you that all sales you may make of lots or other subdivisions of said farm, after the receipt hereof, will be regarded by my...
Page 156 - American demagogues have been base enough to assert that I had caused American citizens to be massacred by hundreds by the savages. I, who saved all I could. I have been represented by the Delegate from Oregon, the late SR Thurston, as doing all I could to prevent the settling...
Page 178 - State, to any body corporate, or company, or person or persons, of or for the exclusive privilege of trading with the Indians in all such parts of North America...
Page 55 - I observed to them that it was too dangerous for them to establish a Mission [there] ; that to do good to the Indians, they must establish themselves where they could collect them around them ; teach them first to cultivate the ground and live more comfortably than they do by hunting, and as they do this, teach them religion...

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