Report and Accompanying Papers of the Commission Appointed by the President of the United States "to Investigate and Report Upon the True Divisional Line Between the Republic of Venezuela and British Guiana".: British blue book, nos. 1-5
United States. Commission to investigate and report upon the true division line between Venezuela and British Guiana
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1896 - Guyana
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Page 53 - Netherlands, with the exclusive privilege to traffic and plant colonies on the coast of Africa from the Tropic of Cancer to the Cape of Good Hope ; on the coast of America, from the straits of Magellan to the remotest north.
Page 6 - If they do not belong to the United States of America, any other power might occupy them ; they might be embanked and fortified. What a thorn would this be in the side of America ! It is physically possible at least that they might be so occupied by European nations, and then the command of the river would be no longer in America, but in such settlements. The possibility of such a consequence is enough to expose the fallacy of any arguments that are addressed to show that these islands are not to...
Page 55 - Straits of Anian, as well on the North Sea as the South Sea, nor on any islands situated on the one side or the other, or between both : nor in the western or southern countries, reaching, lying, and between both the meridians, from the Cape of Good Hope, in the east, to the east end of New Guinea, in the west inclusive, but in the name of this United Company of these United Netherlands.
Page 105 - Shiamacottee, and who have already (over ten years) been dwelling under the Post, adding that, in case of reluctance, he would come with sufficient force to fetch them, and take them away in chains. The letter has appeared to me a very surprising one.
Page 54 - No. 474. fertile and. uninhabited districts, and do everything that the welfare of the laud and the profit and increase of trade shall require ; and the representatives of the Company shall successively communicate to us and hand over such contracts and alliances as they shall have made with the aforesaid Princes and nations, together with the situation of the fortresses, strongholds, and settlements taken in hand by them. III. In the event of their choosing a Governor-General, and drawing up instructions...
Page 134 - I have received a report from the few colonists who still reside in the upper reaches of the rivers that a few weeks ago they had seen a white man with a few Indians proceeding down the falls of the River Cajoeny and proceeding up the River Masserouny.
Page 111 - ... belonging to your Lordships, as well as the estates of Old Duynenburg (now allotted to private holders), there will be no safety at all in this Colony. A way for all evil-doers, deserters, and bankrupts will be quite open and free, and the Colony will be ruined immediately there is the least misunderstanding with Spain. Your Lordships will therefore see that this matter is fully deserving of your attention. The Spaniards continue to stay where they are, and to entrap and drive away all the Caraibans...
Page 134 - HH. what is our humble opinion concerning this in all our Colonies situated on the mainland, and our wellgrounded fears concerning the consequences. I, for my part, see no remedy for this matter except by populating the Colony and establishing good Posts in the interior, from which a sharp and careful look-out can be kept upon all movements. Because, as I have already had the honour of informing YY.
Page 161 - But I should as soon have expected heaven to fall, as that they, in so high-handed a manner, openly (as if in open warfare), in breach of the right of nations, in breach of all Treaties of Alliance with his Catholic Majesty, should attack us from another side, and have, the audacity to go to work as if they were Sovereigns of this whole coast.
Page 88 - Lake of Parima ; it is also thus named by the Indians dwelling thereabout, so that we have this much nearer than we ever thought, it having been sought much more to the south. Mr. Persik, whom I have mentioned, has not only conversed with the Fathers and officers •who made the journey, but has seen the map being made thereof (copy whereof I shall try to obtain by every possible means...