Our Journey in the Pacific

Our Journey in the Pacific

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...Sparrowhawk." ' Thus comes to an end our cruise. It is a few days over a year since we left Vancouver Island, and in the interval we have gone over many miles of ocean and visited many places. The time has passed quickly, though not always agreeably; for that would be an impossibility, taking into consideration the conditions under which we serve. A rest, however, will prove beneficial to all, and then, let us hope, when we again go forth it may be to visit fresh scenes, and bind all yet more firmly in mutual enjoyment and friendship.' CHAPTER XI. CONFEDERATION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA WITH THE DOMINION OF CANADA---THE RELATIONS BETWEEN ENGLAND AND THE DOMINION---DEFENCELESS STATE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA----AMATE-UR PERFORMANCE ON BOARD--THE SHOOTING IN VANCOUVER ISLAND--DEER HUNTING-----ACCOUNT OF A WEEK'S CAMPING OUT---FIS'HING IN VANCOUVER ISLAND----PER--FORMANCE AT THE VICTORIA THEATRE--BALL AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE---FAREWELL BALL TO THE AI)MIRAL---LEAVE VANCOUVER ISLAND. ON July 20, 1871, the day following our arrival in Esquimalt Harbour, British Columbia, which includes Vancouver Island, was admitted into, and confederated with, the Dominion of Canada. By this act is forged another link in the chain that shall hold together all those vast possessions in the Northern continent. In consolidation there is wisdom, because with that eagerness for self-government shown by our colonies must come the conviction that the mother country, when debarred from much voice in their governance, cannot retain the same relations as in time past. Though bound to protect her colonies when in the struggles of infancy, there is a time, as in human life, when, although rebelling against home government, they are not and cannot be for some time...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236855124
  • 9781236855121
  • 2,256,263