The History of Oregon and California, and the Other Territories of the North-west Coast of North America: From Their Discovery to the Present. Accompanied by a Geographical View of Those Countries, and a Number of Documents as Proofs and Illustrations of the History
author, 1847 - 491 Seiten
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Seite 395 - That Congress doth consent that the territory properly included within, and rightfully belonging to, the Republic of Texas, may be erected into a new State, to be called the State of Texas...
Seite 478 - But, if the source of the Arkansas River shall be found to fall north or south of latitude 42, then the line shall run from the said source due south or north, as the case may be, till it meets the said parallel of latitude 42, and thence, along the said parallel, to the South Sea...
Seite 480 - Greenwich), the said line shall ascend to the north along the channel called Portland Channel, as far as the point of the continent where it strikes the 56th degree of north latitude ; from this last-mentioned point the line of demarcation shall follow the sum•mit of the mountains situated parallel to the coast, as far as the point of intersection of the 141st degree of west longitude...
Seite 480 - ... from the ocean, the limit between the British possessions and the line of coast which is to belong to Russia as above mentioned...
Seite 478 - ... to the degree of latitude where it strikes the Rio Roxo of Natchitoches, or Red river; then, following, the course of the Rio' Roxo westward, to the degree of longitude 100 west from London...
Seite 307 - All territory, places and possessions whatsoever taken by either party from the other during the War, or which may be taken after the signing of this Treaty excepting only the Islands hereinafter mentioned shall be restored without delay...
Seite 335 - In the discussions to which this interest has given rise, and in the arrangements by which they may terminate, the occasion has been judged proper for asserting as a principle in which the rights, and interests of the United States are involved, that the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintain, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers.
Seite 403 - 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...
Seite 403 - Mountains, now commonly called the Oregon Territory, should, together with its harbors, bays, and creeks, and the navigation of all rivers within the same, be "free and open" to the vessels, citizens, and subjects, of the two powers...
Seite 281 - ... the said point due north or south, as the case may be, until the said line shall intersect the said parallel of north latitude, and from the point of such intersection due west along and with the said parallel, shall be the line of demarcation between the territories of the United States...