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It ex- tends from 42 degrees of nortb latitude, to 54 degrees and 40 minutes, and from the Pacific eastward, five or six hundred miles, to tbe ridges of the Rocky or Oregon mountains.
The name is taken from the river which, long before its actual discovery, had been supposed to exist beyond tbe mountains, and which was first called the Oregon by Jonathan Carver of Connecticut, who travelled in the interi- or of the continent in How he got the name, or whether he invented it himself, it is impossible, at the present day, to determine.
The stream was not actually seen tillmany persons until then believing it to be fabulous. The name, however, remained, and is now not only applied to the country from which its waters are gathered, but, as the name of the river itself, is in Married to immortal verse, The continuous woods Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound, Save his own dashings.
This country is traversed by ridges of lofty mountains. The shores are bold and high; in many parts, moun- tains rising immediately from the sea. Up to the 48th parallel there are few inlets, or islands, but further north there are thousands of islands, and a net-work of bays and peninsulas.
The valleys of the interior are generally narrow. The climate is drier and milder by many degrees than on the Atlantic side in the same latitudes.
Of the soil, different accounts have been given, some repre- senting it as fertile, and others as of little value. The most valuable portion of it undoubtedly lies south of the river, though by far the best part of the territory, for its harbors and maritime advantages, lies around the strait of Fuca.
To us as a trading power on the Pacific, these are invaluable. Until within a few years there have been but scanty settlements ; a few trading posts and missionary stations. But the tide of American emigration has lately set in that direction, and no- thing but some fatal misstep on our part, can prevent its habitable portions being occupied in a few years by our country- men, and a vast trade thence carried on over all the Pacific.
That the discovery of a river is and other nations. That all treaties and engagements late declarations of the English minis- between governments, of an executory try, there remains no arbitrament but nature, are annulled by a subsequent the sword. It is difficult, however, to war.
The first their pretensions to the extent of a war, settlements in the new world were all while we are confident that our gov- made on its eastern shores.
The Pacific eminent, in maintaining the rights ocean was discovered by Balboa at of America, will see the proprie- Panama in No person, however, ty of discussing them with moderation ventured to the north west coast as far as well as firmness, doing no act to as Oregon tillwhen Ferrelo, a pilot provoke, and sedulously abstaining from in the service of Spain, penetrated to even the appearance of disregarding the the latitude of Thirty-six years obligation of treaties.
But while it afterwards, Drake made his famous does this, it has also a duty to perform voyage round the world, and it is main- to Americans. It is time that the inso- tamed by the English government that lence of Englishmen, now become he sailed as high on this coast as 48; but almost habitual, were rebuked.
Let us while one account of his voyage has it indeed be just; let us appear just; and 48, the other has it 43; and there is good let England and consequences take reason to think that this last account is care of themselves, the true one.
The discrepancy in the That we may present a concise as two accounts destroys their value as well as a just view of the real merits of evidence, and no reasonable person this question of the Oregon, we shall en- would think of resting any title upon deavor to condense into as small a space them.
Drake did not land on any as possible the grounds, both of fact, part of this coast, and from that and of public law, on which our rights period for about two hundred years no are founded. In doing this we shall Englishman visited it.
In that 1. That in respect to newly discov- great navigator sailed along the coast, ered countries, the first discoverer has particularly examining the upper parts the prior right to occupy, provided he near the 47th and 48th parallels,and stop- does so within a reasonable time.
Afterwards the What is a reasonable time depends coast was frequently visited by the vessels upon the nature of the country, the of the different maritime nations. The uses to which it may be applied, and riverremained undiscovered.
Vancouver the wants of mankind in respect to it. Gray, an American, in the not rightfully prevent other nations from American ship Columbia, however, dis- occupying and cultivating it if he did not covered it on the 11th of May,and see fit soon to do so himself.
If on the sailed into it a considerable distance. That if the first discoverer does in run along the shore, and on the not occupy within this reasonable time, 15th of August, at six in the evening, he is deemed to have abandoned his arrived opposite a bay in the latitude of right, and the next discoverer stands as 46 degrees 17 minutes, where the if he had been the first, and so on currents and eddies were so strong that.
These eddies and currents caused him to believe that the place is the mouth of some great river or of some passage to another sea. Notwithstanding the great difference between the position of this bay and that mentioned by De Fuca, he had little difficulty in con- cluding they might be the same.
He found it difficult on the following morn- ing to enter, and continued his voyage towards the south. This does not appear to us to be a discovery of the river, or what was equivalent to it.
The other remarkable places on the coast are the Strait of Fuca, and Nootka Sound. The former was discovered by De Fuca, a Greek pilot, in the service of Spain, in The first visits to this country, overland, were made, one by McKenzie, in the English service, from Canada, crossing the Rocky mountains to the north of the head waters of the Columbia, inand passing to the sea in the parallel ofthe other by Lewis and Clarke, in the American service, who traversed the greater part of the Oregon region inand explored the river from its source to its mouth.The go-to-hell prep kids later got their original idea from golf clubs and their humorously decorated/colored pants, which by the mid ’s was a common sight (and something Jimmy had .
Elizabeth Murray was born in Chicago, Illinois in She was a well known artist and painter as well. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. Famous for her extraordinary creativity and intelligence in the field of painting and sculpture, her works have been exhibited in major museums in the United States.
On the occasion I refer to, I was carried down a flight of steep back stairs, and Rachel (a year and half older than I) clung to the nursemaid’s gown, and Elizabeth was going before, (still quite a little girl) when I put down my finger ends to feel a flat velvet button on the top of Rachel’s bonnet.
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