The Alaskan Boundary

Judd & Detweiler, 1899 - 456 sider

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Side 436 - Island, which point lies in the parallel of 54 degrees 40 minutes north latitude, and between the 131st and the 133d degree of west longitude, (meridian of 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...
Side 436 - That whenever the summit of the mountains which extend in a direction parallel to the coast from the 56th degree of north latitude to the point of intersection of the 141st degree of west longitude shall prove to be at the distance of more than ten marine leagues from the ocean, the limit between the British possessions and the line of coast which is to belong to Russia, as above mentioned...
Side 447 - to consider the state of those British possessions in North America which are under the administration of the Hudson's Bay Company, or over which they possess a license to trade...
Side 427 - It remains only, in recapitulation, to remind you of the origin and principles of this whole negotiation. It is not, on our part, essentially a negotiation about limits. It is a demand of the repeal of an offensive and unjustifiable arrogation of exclusive jurisdiction over an ocean of unmeasured extent...
Side 439 - It is also understood, that, for the space of ten years from the signature of the present Convention, the vessels of the two Powers, or those belonging to their respective subjects, shall mutually be at liberty to frequent, without any hindrance whatever, all the inland seas, the gulfs, havens, and creeks on the coast mentioned in Article III for the purposes of fishing and of trading with the natives.
Side 433 - till it strikes the coast of the continent lying in the 56th degree of north latitude," and that it should thence be carried " along the coast, in a direction parallel to its windings, and at or within the seaward base of the mountains by which it is bounded.'' provided that it should not extend more than a certain number of marine leagues inland, whatever the distance of the mountains might be. Experience had shown, said the British government, that mountains which were assumed as lines of boundary...
Side 427 - It is comparatively indifferent to us whether we hasten or postpone all questions respecting the limits of territorial possession on the continent of America, but the pretensions of the Russian ukase of 1821 to exclusive dominion over the Pacific could not continue longer unrepealed without compelling us to take some measure of public and effectual remonstrance against it.
Side 431 - In fixing the course of the eastern boundary of the strip of land to be occupied by Russia on the coast...
Side 432 - Harbour, might suffice. It would, however, in that case, be expedient to assign, with respect to the mainland southward of that point, a limit, say, of 50 or 100 miles from the coast, beyond which the Russian posts should not be extended to the eastward. We must not on any account admit the Russian territory to extend at any point to the Rocky Mountains.
Side 429 - Subsequently he modified this offer by proposing that the line be drawn " from the southern extremity of the strait called ' Duke of Clarence's Sound,' through the middle of this strait to the middle of the strait which separates Prince of Wales and Duke of York islands " from the islands to the north, and thence eastwardly to the mainland, thus giving Prince of Wales Island to Russia.

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