The Northwest Boundary: Discussion of the Water Boundary Question: Geographical Memoir of the Islands in Dispute: and History of the Military Occupation of San Juan Island: Accompanied by Map and Cross-sections of Channels ...
United States. Department of State, William Henry Seward, Archibald Campbell, James C. Prevost, Northwest Boundary Commission, 1857-1869
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1868 - 270 էջ
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Էջ 236 - Majesty shall 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 Island; and thence southerly through the middle of the said channel, and of Fuca's Straits, to the Pacific Ocean...
Էջ 95 - In testimony whereof I have caused these letters to be made patent, and the seal of The United States to be hereunto affixed.
Էջ 99 - Hartley, esq. on whom we have therefore conferred the rank of our minister plenipotentiary, have nominated, constituted and appointed, and by these presents do nominate, constitute and appoint him our true, certain, and undoubted commissioner, procurator, and plenipotentiary ; giving and granting to him all and all manner of faculty, power and authority, together with...
Էջ 43 - ... parallel of north latitude to the middle of the channel which separates the continent from Vancouver's Island; and thence southerly through the middle of the said channel, and of Fuca's Straits, to the Pacific Ocean: Provided, however, that the navigation of the whole of the said channel and straits, south of the fortyninth parallel of north latitude, remain free and open to both parties.
Էջ 234 - Britain that the Oregon Territory shall be divided between the two countries by the forty-ninth parallel of north latitude from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean; offering, at the same time, to make free to Great Britain any port or ports on Vancouver's Island, south of this parallel, which the British Government may desire.
Էջ 95 - President of the United States of America. To all who shall see these presents, greeting...
Էջ 32 - When a deed is worded in clear and precise terms — when its meaning is evident and leads to no absurd conclusion — there can be no reason for refusing to admit the meaning which such deed naturally presents. To go elsewhere in search of conjectures, in order to restrict or extend it, is but an attempt to elude it. If this dangerous method be once admitted, there will be no deed which it will not render useless.
Էջ 158 - British ship-of-war from Vancouver's Island to convey the chief factor of the Hudson's Bay Company to San Juan, for the purpose of seizing an American citizen and forcibly transporting him to Vancouver's Island, to be tried by British laws.
Էջ 85 - Sound and those dividing Vancouver's Island from our territory. These surveys have been reduced, and have just been published in three parts, and I transmit for your lordship's acceptance the first copy which I have received. The surveys extend to the line of 49°, and by combining two of the charts your lordship will readily trace the whole course of the channel of Haro, through the middle of which our boundary line passes.