The Boundaries Formerly in Dispute Between Great Britain and the United States: A Lecture

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Էջ 15 - St. Croix River to the highlands; along the said highlands which divide those rivers that empty themselves into the river St. Lawrence, from those which fall into the Atlantic Ocean, to the northwesternmost head of Connecticut River...
Էջ 16 - East, by a line to be drawn along the middle of the river St. Croix, from its mouth, in the bay of Fundy, to its source, and from its source, directly north, to the aforesaid highlands, which divide the rivers that fall into the Atlantic ocean from those which fall into the river St. Lawrence...
Էջ 15 - Lawrence from those which fall into the Atlantic Ocean to the northwesternmost head of Connecticut River; thence down along the middle of that river to the forty-fifth degree of north latitude...
Էջ 15 - Britain, bounded on the south by a line from the bay of Chaleurs, along the high lands which divide the rivers that empty themselves into the river St. Lawrence from those which fall into the sea...
Էջ 15 - Lawrence from those which fall into the sea, to a point in fortyfive degrees of northern latitude, on the eastern bank of the river Connecticut, keeping the same latitude directly west, through the lake Champlain, until, in the same latitude, it meets the river St. Lawrence ; from thence up the eastern bank of the said river to the lake Ontario...
Էջ 18 - Croix, instead of proceeding to Mars Hill, stops far short of that point, and turns off to the west, so as to leave on the British side all the streams which flow into the St. John, between the source of the St.
Էջ 18 - Imagine my surprise on discovering that this line runs wholly south of the St. John, and between the head waters of that river and those of the Penobscot and Kennebec. In short, it is exactly the line now contended for by Great Britain, except that it concedes more than is claimed.
Էջ 29 - ... controversy by agreement. Following your Lordship's example, however, I must be permitted to say, that few questions have ever arisen under this Government, in regard to which a stronger or more general conviction was felt, that the country was in the right, than this question of the North-Eastern Boundary.
Էջ 24 - If the highlands now referred to do, in truth, answer this description, no doubt could be reasonably entertained of the justice of our claim, as there would be a perfect concurrence in the course prescribed and the natural object designated by the treaty; but, on the part of Great Britain, it has been strenuously contended that no highlands, answering the description in the treaty, could be found northward of the river St. John, upon a line running directly north ; and it has therefore been insisted...
Էջ 6 - ... which had since elapsed, taking into account that the geography of the country was in a great degree unknown at the time of first assigning the boundaries, and considering the difficulty, not to say the impossibility, of exactly ascertaining the intentions of those by whom the assignment was made, we should feel satisfied to accept, not, it is true, all that we claim, or all that we are...

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