Historical and Descriptive Sketches of the Maritime Colonies of British America

Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1828 - 266 Seiten

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Seite 245 - Xlllth article of the treaty of Utrecht ; which article is renewed and confirmed by the present treaty, (except what relates to the island of Cape Breton, as well as to the other islands and coasts in the mouth and in the gulph of St.
Seite 164 - Immediately after breakfast, they divide into three gangs; one of which cuts down the trees, another hews them, and the third is employed with the oxen in hauling the timber, either to one general road leading to the banks of the nearest stream, or at once to the stream itself; fallen trees and other impediments in the way of the oxen are cut away with an axe.
Seite 213 - The Treasurer and Company of Adventurers and Planters of the City of London for the first Colony in Virginia.
Seite 164 - At this time all the timber cut during winter is thrown into the water, and floated down until the river becomes sufficiently wide to make the whole into one or more rafts. The water at this period is exceedingly cold; yet for weeks the lumberers are in it from morning till night, and it is seldom less than a month and a half, from the time that floating the timber down the streams commences, until the rafts are delivered to the merchants. No course of life can undermine the constitution more than...
Seite 250 - By the convention of 1818, the Americans of the United States are allowed to fish along all our coasts and harbours, within three marine miles of the shore, (an indefinite distance,) and of curing fish in such harbours and bays as are uninhabited, or, if inhabited, with the consent of the inhabitants.
Seite 166 - After selling and delivering up their rafts, they pass some weeks in idle indulgence ; drinking, smoking, and dashing off, in a long coat, flashy waistcoat and trowsers, Wellington or Hessian boots, a handkerchief of many colours round the neck, a watch with a long tinsel chain and numberless brass seals, and an umbrella.
Seite 245 - And His Britannic Majesty consents to leave to the subjects of the Most Christian King the liberty of fishing in the Gulph St. Lawrence, on condition that the subjects of France do not exercise the said fishery, but at the distance of three leagues from all the coasts...
Seite 224 - Riche," mentioned in the treaty of Utrecht. This claim embraced nearly two hundred miles of the west coast of Newfoundland more than they had a right to by treaty; and their authority being founded only on an old map of Hermann Moll, was shown, with great accuracy, by the Board of Trade, to be altogether inadmissible. The coast of Labrador was in 1763 separated from Canada, and annexed to the government of Newfoundland. This was a very judicious measure ; but, as the chief object of those who at...
Seite 250 - States are allowed to fish along all our coasts and harbours within three marine miles off the shore, (an indefinite distance,) and of curing fish in such harbours and bays as are uninhabited, or if inhabited, with the consent of the inhabitants. The expert and industrious Americans, ever fertile in expedients, know well how to take the advantage of so profitable a concession.
Seite 224 - This was effected in 1774. and in the following year an act was passed, the spirit of which was to defend and support the ship fishery carried on from England. Its principal regulations were, that the privilege of drying fish on the shores should be limited to his majesty's subjects arriving at Newfoundland from Great Britain and Ireland, or any of the British dominions in Europe. This law set at rest...

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