Sketches, Historical and Descriptive, of Louisiana

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Mathew Carey, 1812 - Louisiana - 488 pages
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Page ii - An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned." And also to the act, entitled " An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, " An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and...
Page ii - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.
Page 107 - By the third article of the treaty of cession it is stipulated, that ''the inhabitants of the ceded territory shall be incorporated into the union of the United States, and admitted as soon as possible, according to the principles of the federal constitution, to the enjoyment of all the rights, advantages, and immunities, of citizens of the United States...
Page 66 - France, with one stroke of the pen, found herself stripped of those boundless possessions which she had acquired at the cost of so much heroic blood and so much treasure, and which extended in one proud, uninterrupted line, from the mouth of the St.
Page 132 - Parma, the colony or province of Louisiana, with the same extent that it now has in the hands of Spain, and that it had when France possessed it, and such as it should be after the treaties subsequently entered into between Spain and other States.
Page 104 - Thus you will perceive, that you are divested of the character of Subjects, and clothed with that of citizens — You now form an integral part of a great community; the powers of whose Government are circumscribed and defined by charter, and the liberty of the citizen extended and secured.
Page 103 - Until Congress shall provide for the government of such islands all the civil, judicial, and military powers exercised by the officers of the existing government in said islands shall be vested in such person or persons and shall be exercised in such manner as the President of the United States shall direct ; and the President shall have power to remove said officers and fill the vacancies so occasioned.
Page 134 - ... which they have been obliged to follow: And, whereas, upon the information we have received concerning the disposition and situation of the said countries, known at present by the name of the Province of Louisiana, we are of opinion that there may be established therein a considerable commerce...
Page 469 - Cortez being then present, which is laid down in the Spanish chronicles of the conquest of the West Indies. " 2. The British words and names of places used in that country even to this day do argue the same ; as, when they talk together, they use the word gwrando, which is hearken or listen.
Page 71 - Louisiana, informing him of the treaty of cession, and directing him to give up to the officers of Spain the country and colony of Louisiana together with the city of New Orleans and the military posts. He...

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