The Gate of the Pacific
L. Reeve & Company, 1863 - 432 páginas
"The author's efforts to open a route for an Atlantic-Pacific canal through Nicaragua. Discusses New Zealand's interest in this possible sea link and in particular the use of Port Fitzroy, Great Barrier Island as a coaling station (p. 371-375)"--Bagnall.
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Página 222 - Britain hereby declare, that neither the one nor the other will ever obtain or maintain for itself any exclusive control over the said Ship Canal; agreeing that neither will ever erect or maintain any fortifications commanding the same, or in the vicinity thereof, or occupy, or fortify, or colonize, or assume or exercise any dominion over Nicaragua, Costa Rica, the Mosquito Coast, or any part of Central America...
Página 138 - You and we are different races. We have between us a broader difference than exists between almost any other two races. Whether it is right or wrong I need not discuss, but this physical difference is a great disadvantage to us both, as I think your race suffer very greatly, many of them by living among us, while ours suffer from your presence. In a word we suffer on each side. If this is admitted, it affords a reason at least why we should be separated.
Página 407 - ... should deem that the persons or company undertaking or managing the same adopt or establish such regulations concerning the traffic thereupon as are contrary to the spirit and intention of this convention, either by making unfair discriminations in favor of the commerce of one of...
Página 423 - The United States of America and the republic of New Granada desiring to make as durable as possible the relations which are to be established between the two parties by virtue of this treaty, have declared solemnly and do agree to the following points : 1 st.
Página 139 - ... single man of ours. Go where you are treated the best, and the ban is still upon you. I do not propose to discuss this, but to present it as a fact with which we have to deal. I cannot alter it if I would. It is a fact about which we all think and feel alike, I and you.
Página 406 - And no higher or other charges or tolls shall be imposed on the conveyance or transit of persons and property of citizens or subjects of the United States, or of any other country, across the said routes of communication, than are or may be imposed on the persons and property of citizens of Nicaragua.
Página 404 - Granada in convenient and adequate places to be appointed and established by themselves for that purpose, with the knowledge of the local authorities, or in such other...
Página 139 - The aspiration of men is to enjoy equality with the best when free, but on this broad continent not a single man of your race is made the equal of a single man of ours. Go where you are treated the best, and the ban is still upon you.
Página 142 - Liberia, and within seven days run by steamers. Unlike Liberia, it is on a great line of travel — it is a highway. The country is a very excellent one for any people, and with great natural resources and advantages, and especially because of the similarity of climate with your native land ; thus being suited to your physical condition.
Página 410 - Indians within the district designated in the preceding article shall enjoy the right of governing according to their own customs, and according to any regulations which may from time to time be adopted by them, not inconsistent with the sovereign rights ol the Republic of Nicaragua, themselves, and all persons residing within such district.