Sketches, Historical and Topographical, of the Floridas: More Particularly of East Florida

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C.S. Van Winkle, 1821 - 226 pages

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Page ii - WINILE, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit: " Sketches, Historical and Topographical, of the Floridas ; more particularly of East Florida. By James Grant Forbes." In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the...
Page 206 - 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, bv that parallel of latitude, to the South Sea.
Page 207 - 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...
Page 183 - America; it is agreed, that, for the future, the confines between the dominions of his Britannic Majesty, and those of his most Christian Majesty, in that part of the world, shall be fixed irrevocably by a line drawn along the middle of the river Mississippi, from its source to the river Iberville, and from thence, by a line drawn along the middle of this river, and the lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain, to the sea...
Page 205 - ... the most excellent Lord Don Luis De Onis, Gonzales, Lopez y Vara, lord of the town of Rayaces, perpetual regidor of the corporation of the city of Salamanca, knight grand cross of the royal American order of Isabella the Catholic, decorated with the lys of La Vendee, knight pensioner of the royal and distinguished Spanish order of Charles the Third, member of the supreme assembly of the said royal order, of the council of his catholic majesty, his secretary, with exercise of decrees, and his...
Page 211 - ... all claims for damages or injuries which they, themselves, as well as their respective citizens and subjects may have suffered, until the time of signing this Treaty. The renunciation of the United States will extend to all the injuries mentioned in the Convention of the llth of August 1802.
Page 183 - France, provided that the navigation of the river Mississippi shall be equally free, as well to the subjects of Great Britain as to those of France, in its whole breadth and length, from its source to the sea, and expressly that part which is between the said island of New Orleans and the right bank of that river, as well as the passage both in and out of its mouth...
Page 208 - Majesty, and renounce forever all their rights, claims and pretensions to the territories lying west and south of the above-described line ; and, in like manner, His Catholic Majesty cedes to the said United States all his rights, claims and pretensions to any territories east and north of the said line; and for himself, his heirs, and successors, renounces all claim to the said territories forever.
Page 213 - Finally, to all the claims of subjects of his Catholic Majesty upon the government of the United States, in which the interposition of his Catholic Majesty's government has been solicited, before the date of this Treaty, and since the date of the Convention •of i tea, or which may have been made to the Department of Foreign Affairs of his Majesty, or to his Minister in the United States.
Page 214 - ... undertake to make satisfaction for the same, to an amount not exceeding three and one quarter millions of dollars.

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