Congressional Edition Volume 2541

Congressional Edition Volume 2541

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... upon the northwest coast. "article 3. "It is moreover agreed that, hereafter, there: .flail not be formed by the citizens of the United States, or under the authority ot the said States, any establishment upon the northwest coast of America, nor in any of the islands adjacent, to the north of 54 407 of north latitude; and that, in the same manner, there shall be none founded by Russian subjects, or under the authority of Russia, south of the same parallel. "article 4. "It is, nevertheless, understood that during a term of ten years, counting from the signature of the present convention, the ships of both powers, or which belong to their citizens or subjects, respectively, may reciprocally frequent, without any hinderance whatever, the interior seas, gulfs, harbors, a.d creeks, upon the coast mentioned in the preceding article, for the purpose of fishing and trading with the natives of the country. Article 5. "All spirituous liquors, fire-arms, other arms, powder, and munitions of war of every kind, are always excepted from this same commerce permitted by the preceding article, neither to sell nor sutler them to be sold to the, natives by their respective citizens and subjects, nor by any person who may be under their authority. It is likewise stipulated that this restriction shall never afford a pretext, nor be advanced in any case, to authorize either search or detention of the vessels, seizure of the merchandise, or, in fine, any measures ol constraint whatever towards the merchant or the crews who may carry on this commerce; the high contracting powers reciprocally reserving to themselves to determine upon the penalties to be incurred, and to inflict the punishments in case of the contravention of this article...show more

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  • Paperback | 806 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 41mm | 1,411g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236775570
  • 9781236775573