Report of the Special Commission Appointed by the President, January 4, 1896, to Examine and Report Upon the True Divisional Line Between the Republic of Venezuela and British Guiana: Historical

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Page 357 - ... and countries of Africa, from the Tropic of Cancer to the Cape of Good Hope...
Page 121 - Venezuela will remain unchanged, the dispute has reached such a stage as to make it now incumbent upon the United States to take measures to determine with sufficient certainty for its justification what is the true divisional line between the Republic of Venezuela and British Guiana.
Page 73 - States sail to or trade in those held and possessed by the said Lord the King. And among the places held by the said Lords the States, shall be comprehended the places in Brazil, which the Portuguese took...
Page 370 - What it asked was not restitution of territory, but only "that reparation may be made for the said hostilities, and that the Remonstrants may be reinstated in the quiet possession of the said post on the river of Cuyuni, and also that through their High Mightinesses and the Court of Madrid a proper delimitation between the Colony of Essequibo and the river Orinoco may be laid down by authority, so as to prevent any future dispute.
Page 261 - About the middle of the seventeenth century there was a Dutch outpost at the mouth of the Barima, where a slave market of the Caribs was held. It was abandoned in the year 1680, probably because it did not pay, but certainly not from fear of the Spaniards; in fact, it was intimately connected with the Pomeroon colony, and when that failed the Barima post was necessarily given up.
Page 357 - The States-General of the United Netherlands, to all who shall hear or see these, Health : — Be it known, Whereas, for divers and weighty reasons, we thought proper, in the year 1621, to erect and establish in our country a company called the West India Company, through the same alone, and to the exclusion of all others, to resort and trade to the coasts and countries of Africa, from the Tropic of Cancer to the...
Page 237 - No. 289. far up the creek from the sea-coast. It lies upon and fully commands the inland road through the itabos, which is used by the inhabitants and the Spaniards as the safest, but it is absolutely useless as far as regards the runaway slaves, who pass along the coast by water, that being just beyond reach of the Post. From this we see how little reliance is to be placed upon all the verbal reports of the Postholders, the latter having their own reasons for keeping up the deception, and I therefore...
Page 64 - Bowroome, and Dissekeeb, and having- touched at Tobago, in less than six months had the good fortune to be in possession of those countries, and left them garrisoned for his majesty of Great Britain, and sailed thence for Barbados, where meeting with the news of the eruption of war between the two crowns of England and France, endeavoured to persuade Francis Lord Willoughby to reduce those several small garrisons into one stronghold, and...
Page 357 - Charter of the 3' of June, 1621, given to them under Our great seal, further and more particularly, that they, in Our name and by Our authority may, within the aforesaid limits, make and conclude contracts, treaties and alliances with the Princes and Natives of the countries contained therein, erect fortresses and strongholds there, appoint, remove and dismiss Governors, soldiers and officers of justice necessary for all...
Page 378 - In the letter of transmission (September 8, 1749) he thus writes of the Spanish missions: "Having written to the Governor of Cumana, that, if the design of founding a mission on the river Cuyuni were persisted in, I should be obliged forcibly to oppose it, he replied to me that such was without his knowledge (not the founding...

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