Atlantis Arisen: Or, Talks of a Tourist about Oregon and Washington

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J. B. Lippincott Company, 1891 - 412 Seiten
 

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Seite 19 - ... then following the course of the Rio Roxo westward to the degree of longitude 100 west from London, and 23 from Washington ; then crossing the said Red River and running thence, by a line due north, to the river Arkansas; thence following the course of the southern bank of the Arkansas to its source, in latitude 42 north; and thence by that parallel of latitude to the South Sea.
Seite 18 - 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.
Seite 19 - Red river ; then following the course of the Rio Roxo westward, to the degree of longitude 100 west from London, and 23 from Washington ; then crossing the said Red river, and running thence by a line due north, to the river Arkansas ; thence following the course of the southern bank of the Arkansas, to its source, in latitude 42 north: and thence by that parallel of latitude to the south sea.
Seite 18 - The boundary line between the two countries, west of the Mississippi, shall begin on the Gulf of Mexico, at the mouth of the river Sabine, in the sea, continuing north, along the western bank of that river, to the 3'2d degree of latitude...
Seite 47 - Oregon in articles written in 1828, and to support every measure for her benefit since — this 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.
Seite 13 - At eight AM 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.
Seite 270 - The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
Seite 17 - 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.
Seite 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.
Seite 15 - Gentle breezes and pleasant weather. At one, PM, (being full sea,) took up the anchor, and made sail, standing down river. At two, the wind left us, we being on the bar with a very strong tide, which set on the breakers ; it was now not possible to get out without a breeze to shoot her across the tide ; so we were obliged to bring up in three and a half fathoms, the tide running five knots. At...

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