Boundary Between British Guiana and Venezuela: Case...

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H.M. Stationery Office, 1899

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Seite 141 - The tribunal shall investigate and ascertain the extent of the territories belonging to or that might lawfully be claimed by the United Netherlands or by the Kingdom of Spain, respectively, at the time of the acquisition by Great Britain of the Colony of British Guiana — and shall determine the boundary line between the Colony of British Guiana and the United States of Venezuela.
Seite 131 - Art, at the end of the sixteenth and the beginning of the seventeenth centuries...
Seite 128 - Minister upon this affair, Her Majesty's Government must not be understood to abandon any portion of the rights of Great Britain over the territory which was formerly held by the Dutch in Guiana.
Seite 137 - Adverse holding or prescription during a period of fifty years shall make a good title. The arbitrators may deem exclusive political control of a district, as well as actual settlement thereof, sufficient to constitute adverse holding or to make title by prescription.
Seite 39 - And as to the West Indies, the subjects and inhabitants of the Kingdoms, Provinces, and Lands of the said Lords, the King and States respectively, shall forbear sailing to, and trading in any of the harbours, places, forts, lodgments or castles, and all others possessed by the one or the other Party, viz. the subjects of the said Lord the King shall not sail to, or trade in those held and possessed by the said Lords and States...
Seite 91 - Caraibans, who told me that they remember the time when the Honourable Company had a Post in Barima, for the re-establishment of which they had often asked, in order that they might be relieved from the annoyance of the...
Seite 39 - Lords, the King and States respectively shall remain in possession of and enjoy such lordships, towns, castles, fortresses, commerce and lands in the East and West Indies as also in Brazil and on the coasts of Asia, Africa, and America respectively as the above-mentioned Lords, the King and States respectively hold and possess...
Seite 44 - Her Majesty does not understand why her subjects and those of other Princes are prohibited from the Indies, which she could not persuade herself are the rightful property of Spain by donation of the Pope of Rome, in whom she acknowledged no prerogative in matters of this kind, much less authority to bind Princes who owe him no obedience, . or to make that New World, as it were a fief for the Spaniard and clothe him with possession : and that only on the ground that...
Seite 142 - Schomburgk in 1841. 24. The boundary-line between the United States of Venezuela and the Colony of British Guiana, begins at the mouth of the Essequibo River ; runs thence southward along the mid-channel of said river to its junction with the Cuyuni and Mazaruni Rivers ; thence around the Island of Kykoveral, leaving said island to the east; thence along the midchannel of said Essequibo River to the boundary-line separating the territory of the United States of Venezuela from the territory of the...
Seite 64 - It is stated on p. 93 of the Venezuelan Case that there is no record of any attempt on the part of the Dutch to trade to Barima during this 10 period, and a note on the same page states that the French seem to have maintained for years their alliance with the Barima Caribs against the Dutch. This is absolutely contrary to the facts, as they appear beyond all question from the evidence. 15 The alliance between the French and the Barima Caribs, which commenced in...

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