A History Of Oregon, 1792-1849

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CHAPTER HI. English Hudson's Bay effort to secure Oregon.—British claim to Oregon.—Dr. HcLaugUin's relation to the company.—Treatment of Red River settlers.—A mistake.—Sir Edward Belcher.—Duplicity of the Hudson's Bay Company.—A ...
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This is an OCR edition with typos.
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CHAPTER HI. English Hudson's Bay effort to secure Oregon.—British claim to Oregon.—Dr. HcLaugUin's relation to the company.—Treatment of Red River settlers.—A mistake.—Sir Edward Belcher.—Duplicity of the Hudson's Bay Company.—A noble man.—An Englishman's opinion of the Hudson's Bay Company.—Sir Blames Douglas's testimony.—J. Ross Browne.—Duty of an historian.—Cause and effect. Since commencing this work we have, by the kindness of friends who have taken a deep interest in all that relates to this country, been furnished with many valuable and important statements, documents, pamphlets, papers, and books, all relating to its early history. Of the whole catalogue, the most valuable information is contained in a work entitled " An Examination of the Charter and Proceedings of the Hudson's Bay Company, with Reference to the Grant of Vancouver's Island. By James Edward Fitzgerald. London." Published in 1849. The author of this book, though not having the personal knowledge of the company, the Indians, and the country about which he writes requisite to a complete history, has shown a correctness of statistical facts, a comprehensive knowledge of his subject, an enlarged view of the British colonial system, and a correct idea of the debasing practices and utterly false positions of the Hudson's Bay Company not found in any other writer. Up to the time that this book of 293 pages fell into my hands, I did not know that any writer entertainedsimilar views with myself in relation to this monstrous imposition upon the British and American people. Mr. Fitzgerald has fortified his statements by his knowledge of the English people, their laws and usages, and the casual outcroppings of a system of unparalleled selfishness and despotism, carried on under the guise of a Christi...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217769457
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/17/2009
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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CHAPTER HI. English Hudson's Bay effort to secure Oregon.British claim to Oregon.Dr. HcLaugUin's relation to the company.Treatment of Red River settlers.A mistake.Sir Edward Belcher.Duplicity of the Hudson's Bay Company.A noble man.An Englishman's opinion of the Hudson's Bay Company.Sir Blames Douglas's testimony.J. Ross Browne.Duty of an historian.Cause and effect. Since commencing this work we have, by the kindness of friends who have taken a deep interest in all that relates to this country, been furnished with many valuable and important statements, documents, pamphlets, papers, and books, all relating to its early history. Of the whole catalogue, the most valuable information is contained in a work entitled " An Examination of the Charter and Proceedings of the Hudson's Bay Company, with Reference to the Grant of Vancouver's Island. By James Edward Fitzgerald. London." Published in 1849. The author of this book, though not having the personal knowledge of the company, the Indians, and the country about which he writes requisite to a complete history, has shown a correctness of statistical facts, a comprehensive knowledge of his subject, an enlarged view of the British colonial system, and a correct idea of the debasing practices and utterly false positions of the Hudson's Bay Company not found in any other writer. Up to the time that this book of 293 pages fell into my hands, I did not know that any writer entertained similar views with myself in relation to this monstrous imposition upon the British and American people. Mr. Fitzgerald has fortified his statements by his knowledge of the English people, their laws and usages, and the casual outcroppings of a system ofunparalleled selfishness and despotism, carried on under the guise of a Christi...
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