proposed as the southern boundary the line of 57° 30″, then a line through Chatham Straits to the head of Lynn Canal, then a line drawn from west to east through the middle of the channel which separates the islands of Prince of Wales and Duke of York from all the islands to the north till it should touch the mainland, and then a line drawn northward through Clarence Strait and thence eastward to the mainland through the strait separating Prince of Wales and Duke of York islands from the islandYork islands from the islands to the north, and how they finally accepted the line through Portland Channel, on which Russia.
for the purpose of preserving for her islands a protective barrier on the coast of the mainland, had firmly and finally insisted.
But, while we have shown how the general principles of the boundary were settled, it yet remains to adjust the line and mark it. For this purpose it is conceded that something more than the general descriptions of the treaty is requisite.
To meet this defect, various