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Alaska American appears approved arrived August authorities Behring's Sea believe Blaine British Columbia called Canada Canadian Captain catch claim close coast Colonial Committee Company copy Council Court crew cutter Department despatch directed District dollars Dominion engaged fact February Fisheries fishing FOREIGN OFFICE forward fur-seal further honour hunters inclose Inclosure instant instructions interest islands July jurisdiction killing land letter limit Lord Lord Knutsford Majesty's Government March Marine Marquis of Salisbury master miles Minister months negotiations October Office owners Pacific Ocean passed Pauncefote persons port possession present proposed protection provisions question received reference regard reply Report request respecting returned Rush Russia schooner seals season Secretary seized seizure September Signed Sitka skins statement submitted taken telegram Telegraphic Territory Thornton tion Treasury Treaty United States Government vessels Victoria voyage Washington waters West
Page 518 - ... that this agreement is not to be construed to the prejudice of any claim which either of the two high contracting parties may have to any part of said country, nor shall it be taken to affect the claims of any other power or state to any part of the said country, the only object of the high contracting parties in that respect being to prevent disputes and differences among themselves.
Page 319 - His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias agrees to cede to the United States, by this convention, immediately upon the exchange of the ratifications thereof, all the territory and dominion now possessed by his said Majesty on the continent of America and in the adjacent islands, the same being contained within the geographical limits herein set forth...
Page 319 - It is agreed that in any part of the Great Ocean, commonly called the Pacific Ocean, or South Sea, the respective citizens or subjects of the high contracting Powers shall be neither disturbed nor restrained, either in navigation or in fishing, or in the power of resorting to the coasts, upon points which may not already have been occupied, for the purpose of trading with the natives, saving always the restrictions and conditions determined by the following articles.
Page 523 - 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...
Page 451 - I told him specially that we should contest the right of Russia to any territorial establishment on this continent, and that we should assume distinctly the principle that the American continents are no longer subjects for any new European colonial establishments.
Page 319 - In the cession of territory and dominion made by the preceding article are included the right of property in all public lots and squares, vacant lands, and all public buildings, fortifications, barracks, and other edifices which are not private individual property.
Page 523 - ... point the line of demarcation shall follow the summit of the mountains situated parallel to the coast as far as the point of intersection of the 141st. degree...
Page 240 - ... under such regulations as he may prescribe, and it shall be the duty of the Secretary to prevent the killing of any fur seal, and to provide for the execution of the provisions of this section until it is otherwise provided by law, nor shall he grant any special privileges under this section.
Page 518 - 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...
Page 319 - Straits on the parallel of sixty-five degrees thirty minutes north latitude, at its intersection by the meridian which passes midway between the islands of Krusenstern, or Ignalook, and the island of Ratmanoff, or Noonarbook, and proceeds due north, without limitation, into the same Frozen Ocean.