History of British Columbia from Its Earliest Discovery to the Present Time

W. Briggs, 1894 - 568 Seiten
This comprehensive work by Alexander Begg examines the entire history of British Columbia. The volume includes a thorough history of British Columbia during prehistoric eras, its first finding by European explorers, the foundation of various colonies, and continuing through the provinces' expansion and progress into the 1890s when the work was written. The book also includes myriad illustrations.

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Seite 395 - ... are in terms made, or by reasonable intendment may be held to be specially applicable to, or only...
Seite 125 - North latitude, and between the 131st and the 133d degree of West longitude (Meridian of Greenwich), the said line shall ascend to the North along the Channel called Portland Channel, as far as the Point of the Continent where it strikes the 56th degree of North latitude; from this last-mentioned 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 of West longitude (of the same Meridian); and,...
Seite 537 - The object of the boys' brigade is the advancement of Christ's kingdom among boys, and the promotion of habits of reverence, discipline, self-respect, and all that tends towards a true Christian manliness.
Seite 171 - From the point on the forty-ninth parallel of north latitude, where the boundary laid down in existing treaties and conventions between the United States and Great Britain terminates, the line of boundary between the territories of the United States and those of Her Britannic Majesty shall be continued westward along the said forty-ninth parallel of north latitude to the middle of the channel which separates the continent from Vancouver's Island; and thence southerly through the middle of the said...
Seite 395 - And the government of British Columbia agree to convey to the dominion government, in trust, to be appropriated in such manner as the dominion government may deem advisable, in furtherance of the construction of the said railway...
Seite 48 - It is agreed that the buildings and tracts of land, situated on the north-west coast of the continent of North America, or on Islands adjacent to that continent, of which the subjects of His Britannic Majesty were dispossessed, about the month of April, 1789, by a Spanish officer, shall be restored to the said British subjects.
Seite 421 - The Government of the Dominion undertake to secure the commencement simultaneously, within two years from the date of the Union, of the construction of a railway from the Pacific towards the Rocky Mountains, and from such point as may be selected, east of the Rocky Mountains, towards the Pacific, to connect the seaboard of British Columbia with the railway system of Canada; and further, to secure the completion of such railway within ten years from the date of the Union.
Seite 395 - It is agreed that the existing Customs tariff and Excise duties shall continue in force in British Columbia until the railway from the Pacific Coast and the system of railways in Canada are connected, unless the Legislature of British Columbia should sooner decide to accept the Tariff and Excise Laws of Canada.
Seite 125 - The line of demarcation between the Possessions of the High Contracting Parties, upon the Coast of the Continent, and the Islands of America to the North-West...
Seite 397 - ... Secretary of State for the Colonies, to amend the existing constitution of the Legislature by providing that a majority of its members shall be elective.

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