The importance and advantage of Cape Breton, truly stated [by W. Bollan].

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Page 36 - ... shall with the same liberty, resort, as they please, to the British and French Colonies, for promoting trade on one side and the other, without any molestation or hindrance, either on the part of the British subjects or of the French. But it is to be exactly and distinctly settled by Commissioners, who are, and who ought to be, accounted the subjects and friends of Britain or of France.
Page 39 - Corpus according to the true intent and meaning of this act, may be directed and run into any county palatine, the cinque ports, or other privileged places within the kingdom of England, dominion of Wales, or town of Berwick upon Tweed, and the islands of Jersey or Guernsey; any law or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.
Page 38 - ... fituated in the Weft Indies, or in any part of America, which the faid King of Great Britain, and his fubjects, do at this prefent...
Page 13 - ... under the jurisdiction of England. Yet, after the restoration, ('tis not easy to say how, or on what account,) the French were permitted to re-enter, and do yet hold the unjust possession of it. From the premises it seems manifest, that the French territories on that part of the continent of America do originally and of right belong to the crown of Great Britain, which is however submitted to better judgments.
Page 37 - ... made between both Nations at Madrid.] And whereas it is insisted on the part of Spain, that certain rights of fishing at the Island of Newfoundland belong to the Guipuscoans, or other Subjects of the Catholic King, Her Britannic Majesty consents and agrees, that all such privileges as the Guipuscoans and other People of Spain are able to make claim to by right, shall be allowed and preserved to them.
Page 18 - A memorial shewing that the French possessions on the River of Canada do originally and of right belong to the Crown of Great Britain and, for other important reasons ought to be restored to the Crown on a treaty of peace...
Page 45 - ... Newfoundland and other posts ; but the offer was rejected. In 1712, under date May 24th, a proposition was made, on behalf of Queen Anne, " That the subjects of His Majesty (Louis XIV.) should enjoy, in common with the Queen's, the island of Cape Breton, and that the islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and in the mouth of the river of that name, which are at present possessed by the French, should remain to his most Christian, Majesty, but expressly upon the condition that his said Majesty shall...
Page 30 - ... shall accept and approve the same for ever. And under the same obligation of the word and honour of a king the most Christian king promises that no one besides the queen herself, and her successors according to the series of the said limitation, shall ever by him or by his heirs or successors be acknowledged or reputed to be king or queen of Great Britain. And for adding more ample credit to the said acknowledgment and promises, the most Christian king does engage that whereas the person who,...
Page 34 - Britifh fubjefts, likewife all Nova Scotia or Acadia, with its ancient boundaries, as alfo the city of Port Royal, now called Annapolis Royal, and all other things in thofe parts, which depend /on the faid lands and iflands, together with the dominion, propriety, and...
Page 35 - Moreover, it fhall not be lawful for the fubjects of France to fortify any place in the faid ifland of Newfoundland, or to erect any buildings there, befides ftages made of boards, and huts neceflary and ufual for drying of fifh ; or to refort to the faid ifland, beyond the time necefftiry for fifhing, and drying of fifh.

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