The Geography of America and the West Indies

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Էջ 449 - Britain, by which the said governments are constituted, given express power and direction to our governors of our said colonies respectively, that so soon as the state and circumstances of the said colonies will admit thereof, they shall, with the advice and consent of the members of our council, summon and call general assemblies, within the said governments respectively, in such manner and form as is used and directed in those colonies and provinces in America, which are under our immediate government...
Էջ 430 - River to the highlands; along the said highlands which divide the rivers that empty themselves into the St. Lawrence from those which fall into the Atlantic Ocean...
Էջ 449 - ... proclamation, that we have, in the letters patent under our great seal of Great Britain, by which the said governments are constituted, given express power and direction to our governors of our said colonies respectively, that so soon as the state and circumstances of the said colonies will admit thereof, they shall, with the advice and consent of the members of our council, summon and call general assemblies...
Էջ 529 - Bumcient to lodge a boat on. Along the Strait of Magalhaens only a few inlets occur which afford safe anchorage, and along the Pacific the coast is lined with numerous islets, cliffs, and rocks. It is supposed that Desolation does not constitute one island, but is intersected by several channels. South of King Charles' Southland there are several large islands, which are separated from it by a strait nearly 120 miles in length, and from a quarter of a mile to a mile wide. It is called Beagle Channel,...
Էջ 254 - The Legislature consists of a Senate and House "of Representatives. The senate is chosen by the counties, and the number chosen by each county depends upon its quota of tax.
Էջ 246 - The legislature consists of a Senate of 25 members, and a House of Representatives of 75 members; all elected for two years. The members of the present legislature were elected in August, 1843.
Էջ 136 - W. long. It, therefore, extends about 170 miles from north to south, and 100 miles from east to west...
Էջ 449 - February 1763. Sixteen years later it was retaken by the French under the Comte D'Estaing, only to be restored to Great Britain by the Treaty of Versailles in 1783. In 1795-6 it was the scene of a rebellion against the British rule by a French colonist.
Էջ 258 - ... in proportion to the number of persons between the ages of four and sixteen years, as ascertained by the enumeration made in the October preceding...
Էջ 431 - Degrees of North Latitude, passes along the High Lands which divide the Rivers that empty themselves into the said River St Lawrence from those which fall into the Sea...

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