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A Journal Of Transactions And Events During A Residence Of Nearly Sixteen Years On The Coast Of Labrador 3 Volume Set

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George Cartwright (1739-1819) was a soldier, trader and explorer who spent sixteen years travelling and working in Labrador in northern Canada. In 1754, he entered the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich in London before taking up a commission in the Indian army. In 1760, he served in the Seven Years' War, returning to England with the rank of Captain. After his army career, he turned to exploration and set himself up as a trader along the Labrador coast of northern Canada, making six expeditions from 1770-86 between Cape St Charles and Hamilton Inlet. This three-volume work, published in 1792, recounts the author's adventures along the Labrador coast, vividly portraying the land and the culture of the indigenous peoples. It also contains a brief autobiography and a glossary of unusual terms such as 'jerk', 'king-hairs', and 'lolly'.


Niles' National Register Volume 45; Containing Political, Historical, Geographical, Scientifical, Statistical, Economical, And Biographical Documents, Essays And Facts Together With Notices Of The Arts And Manufactures, And A Record Of The Events Of The

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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. 1834 Excerpt: ...territory, and the number of people did not require such a divison of courts, and considerations of economy probably forbid the appointment i! n mnny judge)). They therefore decided on having only one court, which they denominated tue circuit court for the District of Columbia. But still they krpi up the distinction between federal judicial power--and municipal, or quasi 6title judicial power--although they conferred boili kiiul of power on the name court. Thus, in the first section they enacted that the laws of the state of Virginia should continue to be the law of one pttrt of the diaIricl, and the law of Maryland of the other. Previously thereto, the constitution nnd the laws of tht: United Slates had disrobed the Plates of Maryland and Virginia, as well as tliu other state, of all thoae powers which had been conferred on congres--and ij'nl diaruhed the courts of those statin of all those judicial powers, which had been conlerred exclusively on the federal tribunals. What lawn of Virginia and Maryland were thus de clared to he in force in the District of Columbia? They were the municipal law of those states--the laws founded upon the reserved right of thnie states. Amonysi those laws ot Viruinia and Maryland which arc thus continued in force in the district, I will ask, whether there were any which authorised the pro cess of the courts of the one (o run into, and in be exercised in the oilier? Very far from it. On the contrary, it was a fixed principle of those laws, that the process of their courts could not tttue beyond their territory. When the laws of Virginia and Maryland were adopted for the district by this section, lhal principle was adopted with them, nnd consequently the proceis of the court of the district, so far as it was required to carry i...


A Narrative Of The Events Which Followed Bonaparte's Campaign In Russia To The Period Of His Dethronement

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This book, "A Narrative of the Events which Followed Bonaparte's Campaign in Russia To the Period of His Dethronement," by William Dunlap, is a replication of a book originally published before 1814. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.



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