The Last Voyage of Capt. Sir John Ross, R. N. to the Arctic Regions

The Last Voyage of Capt. Sir John Ross, R. N. to the Arctic Regions

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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. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ... abode. It is true, that the glaring omission, which had been committed, might in some degree be rectified by the assembly then present, proceeding with the customary forms, to take possession of the ice in the name of his Britannic majesty; but then they should be involving themselves in the dilemma of subjecting the Esquimaux to the consequences of an ex post fade law; which, it is very probable, they never could be made to comprehend. He acknowledged, that the whole case was beset with great difliciilties; and that it required all the talent and skill of their commander, the full possession of which no one was disposed to dispute, in order to overcome them, without at the same time compromising his own character, and that of his Britannic majesty, as well as that of the English nation in general. Having therefore briefly stated his opinion of the inexpediency, and, in some measure, the injustice of adopting the plan proposed by his two honorable friends, he should himself submit a proposition to them, which if carried into effect, might be the means of bringing the business to an amicable issue, and ultimately of removing the nuisance, which had so suddenly and unfortunately appeared amongst them; and to which solely is to be attributed the excessive degree of alarm, which at this moment was depicted on the countenance of our able and highly esteemed commander. Having, wa. certain degree admitted the right of the Esquimaux to build their huts on the ice, the next important question to be discussed is, the motive, which could have induced them to commit such an extraordinary act 16. 3 c to the great annoyance of a certain portion of the subjects of his Britannic majesty, and establishing thereby an intimacy of rather a closer nature, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236771567
  • 9781236771568