Historical and Descriptive Sketches of the Maritime Colonies of British America

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

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Seite 197 - 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 202 - 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 197 - 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 135 - 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 180 - 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 136 - Co.'s establishments, with two ships on the stocks, are reduced to ashes. " The loss of property is incalculable ; for the fire, borne upon the wings of a hurricane, rushed on the wretched inhabitants with such inconceivable rapidity, that the preservation of their lives could be their only care.
Seite 195 - Herrara. morses (walrus) to Cape Breton, where they found the wreck of a Biscay ship, and 800 whale fins. England had, in 1615, at Newfoundland, 250 ships, and the French, Biscayans, and Portuguese, 400 ships.* From this period, the fisheries carried on by England became of great national consideration. De Witt observes, " that our navy became formidable by the discovery of the inexpressibly rich fishing bank of Newfoundland.
Seite 133 - ... habitation, on which they all lie down together at night to sleep, with their feet next the fire. When the fire gets low, he who first awakes, or feels cold, springs up, and throws on five or six billets ; and in this way, they manage to have a large fire all night. One person is hired as cook, whose duty it is to have breakfast ready before daylight ; at which time all the party rise, when each takes his ' morning,' or the indispensable dram of raw rum immediately before breakfast.
Seite 46 - ... ground. This framework goes out through the roof, and its sides are closed with clay and a small quantity of straw kneaded together. A space large enough for a door, and another for a window...
Seite 123 - ... the majestic ships which crowd its port, we are more than lost in forming even a conjecture of what it will become in less than a century. Its position will ever command the trade of the vast and fertile country watered by the lakes and streams of the River St John.

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