Review of President Grant's Recent Message to the United States' Congress, Relative to the Canadian Fisheries and the Navigation of the St. Lawrence River

Review of President Grant's Recent Message to the United States' Congress, Relative to the Canadian Fisheries and the Navigation of the St. Lawrence River

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870* edition. Excerpt: ... any privilege of carrying on trade with any of His Britannic Majesty's " subjects residing vnthin the limits hereinbefore assigned for the use of the "fishermen of the United States." The next clause also proposed to limit them to having such goods on board as ' may be necessary for the prosecution of the fishery or the support of the fisher" men whilst engaged therein, or in the prosecution of their voyages to and from " the fishing grounds." If the President had searched the State Papers within his reach relating to that subject, he would have found that no claim of right or even of liberty to trade was ever put forward by the American Commissioners. There is no record of such a claim ever having even been discussed between themselves in connection with the fishermen of his country or their privileges; on the contrary, such a pretension on their part would have been met with a refusal on the part of the British Government, as may be gathered from the correspondence between the two Governments, between 1815 and 1819, upon the general subject of the navigation and trade generally, between the Colonies and the United States, and in consequence of which, in a spirit of retaliation, the United States passed their celebrated Navigation Laws. President Grant should have perceived that the first article above quoted, which the British Commissioners submitted, was expressly confined in its operation to the " limits" thereinbefore " assigned 'for the use of the fishermen of the United States"--i.e., on that part of the " southern coast of Newfoundland which extends from Cape Ray to the Rameau " Islands on the western and northern coast of Newfoundland, from the said Cape " Ray to the Quirpon Islands, on the shores of the Magdalen Islands, and also on ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677072
  • 9781236677075