The Early Chartered Companies (A.D. 1296-1858)

The Early Chartered Companies (A.D. 1296-1858)

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ... close of the war they were still in possession of several of the company's stations at the mouths of the rivers flowing into Hudson Bay and its southern inlet. But matters were to some extent set straight at the Treaty of Utrecht (1713), by which the French surrendered to Great Britain in full right for ever the whole of the Hudson Bay territory, including all such parts thereof as were still held by them, whether by conquest or otherwise. Commissioners were also appointed to determine the boundaries between that territory and the conterminous parts of Canada, and to settle this matter within a year. But these boundaries never were determined, though this did not matter much, because within the next half-century the French had retired from the scene, and left their English rivals in possession of the northern continent. Commissioners were further appointed to ascertain the amount of damages fairly due to the company for their hostile incursions and depredations in time of peace, which losses, as above seen, were found to exceed 108,000: but this also did not matter, as no adequate satisfaction was ever given. Justice, however, requires it to be stated that the French claims to the sovereignty of the Hudson Bay territory were not based solely or exclusively on the fruits of these depredations. So early as 1656, that is, four years before the company was incorporated, an expedition was conducted from Quebec to Hudson Bay by Jean Bourdon, who, with the usual formalities, took possession of the lands encircling the southern shores of the great inland basin--that is to say, the inlet discovered by Captain James (1631), and still bearing his name. So at least it is stated by Charlevoix in his generally accurate 'Histoire de la...
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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236948874
  • 9781236948878