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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Alaskan boundary, the. (search)
t to the 140th degree of longitude west of Greenwich, and thence along that degree of longitude to the Polar Sea. The Russian plenipotentiaries rejected this proposal and submitted a counter-project. By the ukase of 1799, the Russian dominion was assumed to extend to the southward as far as the 55th degree of north latitude. The Russian plenipotentiaries therefore offered to adhere to this limit, with a deflection at the southern extremity of Prince of Wales Island so as to avoid a divisint and that of which we are in possession to the eastward of long. 135° along the course of the Mackenzie River. The Russian plenipotentiaries explained their object with equal clearness. In a memorandum accompanying their counter-proposal theyG. Canning to Sir C. Bagot, July 24, 1824.) Both these phrases obviously referred to mountains on the mainland. The Russian government, in response to the last British proposition, proposed that the lisiere, instead of being bounded by the summ
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bering sea. (search)
atified in London, and the arbitrators met in Paris; they were Lord Hannen, Sir John Thompson, Justice Harlan, United States Senator Morgan, Baron de Courcelles, M. Gregero Gram, and Marquis Visconti Venosta. The decision of the tribunal was rendered Aug. 15, 1893. The findings of the arbitrators were: Russia never claimed exclusive rights; (Great Britain had not conceded any claim of Russia to exclusive jurisdiction; Bering Sea was included in the Pacific Ocean in the treaty of 1825: all Russian rights Passed to the United States; the United States have no rights when seals are outside the 3-mile limit. Restrictive regulations were also adopted: proclaiming a closed season from May 1 to July 31 in Bering Sea and the North Pacific; establishing a protected zone within 60 miles of the Pribyloff Islands; forbidding steam-vessels, use of nets, fire-arms, and explosives. The award was regarded as a compromise, in which the United States was technically defeated, but acquired substanti
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Greene, Francis Vinton 1850- (search)
he was promoted to captain. In 1885 he became Professor of Practical Military Engineering at West Point; and Dec. 31, 1886, resigned from the army. When the war with Spain broke out in 1898 he was commissioned colonel of the 71st New York Regiment, but before this regiment embarked for Cuba he was sent to Manila with the rank of brigadier-general of volunteers, and had command of the United States forces in the battle of Malate, June 30, 1898, and in other actions around Manila in August. On Aug. 13, 1898, he was promoted to major-general. Returning from the Philippines in October he was placed in command of the 2d Division of the 7th Army Corps, and was on duty at Jacksonville (Fla.), Savannah (Ga.), and Havana. He resigned his commission Feb. 28, 1899. He is the author of The Russian army and its campaigns in Turkey; Army life in Russia; The Mississippi campaign of the Civil War; Life of Nathanael Greene, Major-General in the army of the Revolution; and many magazine articles.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaties. (search)
99 Treaty of Commerce and navigationWashingtonMay 1, 1828 Treaty of Regulating citizenship of emigrantsBerlinFeb. 22, 1868 Prussia and German Confederation: Convention of ExtraditionWashingtonJune 16, 1852 Roumania: Convention of ConsularBucharestJune 5-17, 1881 Convention of Navigation, fishery, boundarySt. PetersburgApril 5-17, 1824 Russia: Treaty of Navigation and commerceSt. PetersburgDec. 6-18, 1832 Convention of Rights of neutralsWashingtonJuly 22, 1854 Treaty of Cession of Russian possessionsWashingtonMar. 30, 1867 Addition to treaty of 1832WashingtonJan. 27, 1868 Treaty of ExtraditionWashingtonApril 21, 1893 San Salvador: Treaty of Amity, navigation, commerceLeonJan. 2, 1850 Convention of ExtraditionSan SalvadorMay 23, 1870 Treaty of Amity, commerce, consular privilegesSan SalvadorDec. 6, 1870 Samoan Islands: Treaty of Friendship and commerceWashingtonJan. 17, 1878 Sardinia: Treaty of Commerce and navigationGenoaNov. 26, 1838 Saxony: Convention of Abolit