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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), French domain in America. (search)
rovinces on the continent—namely, east Florida, west Florida, and Quebec; and an insular province styled Grenada. East Florida was bounded on the north by the St. Mary's River, the intervening region thence to the Altamaha being annexed to Georgia. The boundaries of west Florida were the Apalachicola, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi, and lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas; and on the north by a line due east from the mouth of the Yazoo River, so as to include the French settlements near Natchez. The boundaries of the province of Quebec were in accordance with the claims of New York and Massachusetts, being a line from the southern end of Lake Nepissing, striking the St. Lawrence at lat. 45° N., and following that parallel across the foot of Lake Champlain to the head-waters of the Connecticut River, and thence along the highlands which form the water-shed between the St. Lawrence and the sea. Grenada was composed of the islands of St. Vincent, Dominica, and Tobago. See Flori
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Santo Domingo, (search)
Santo Domingo, One of the larger of the West India islands. The natives called it Haiti, the Spaniards Hispaniola, and afterwards by its present name. It was called Santo Domingo by Bartholomew Columbus for the double reason: 1. That it was discovered by his brother on Sunday—the Lord's day—and he spoke of it Discovery of Santo Domingo. (after a sketch said to have been made by Columbus.) as Domina; and, 2. Dominica was the name of their father; so Bartholomew gave it the title of Santo Domingo. The island was discovered by Columbus in December, 1492, and at Isabella, on the north shore, was founded the first Spanish colony in the Western Hemisphere. The island is now divided between the republics of Santo Domingo and Haiti. The The City of Santo Domingo (from an old print). town of Santo Domingo was founded Aug. 4, 1496. The natives were kind and friendly towards the discoverers. So loving and tractable and peaceable are these people, Columbus wrote to Isabella, tha
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Treaty of Paris, (search)
rie Galante, Deseada, and Martinique, in the West Indies, and of Belle-Isle, on the coast of France, with their fortresses, giving the British subjects at these places eighteen months to sell their estates and depart, without being restrained on any account, excepting by debts or criminal prosecutions. France ceded to Great Britain the islands of Grenada and the Grenadines, with the same stipulation as to their inhabitants as those in the case of the Canadians; the islands of St. Vincent, Dominica, and Tobago to remain in the possession of England, and that of St. Lucia, of France; that the British should cause all the fortifixations erected in the Bay of Honduras. and other territory of Spain in that region, to be demolished; that Spain should desist from all pretensions to the right of fishing about Newfoundland; that Great Britain should restore to Spain all her conquests in Cuba, with the fortress of Havana; that Spain should cede and guarantee, in full right, to Great Britain,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), West Indies, (search)
to 27° N., forming a British colonial possession, few inhabited; Nassau, on Providence Island, the capital. They form a barrier which throws the Gulf Stream upon the Atlantic coast of the United States, thus greatly modifying the climate of the Eastern United States and Northern Europe. Omitting the insignificant islets the Lesser Antilles are: Names.Possessors. III. Lesser Antilles. Leeward Isles. Virgin IslandsBritish, Danish, Spanish. AnguillaBritish. St. Christopher (St. Kitt's)British. St. MartinFrench, Dutch. St. BartholomewFrench. SabaDutch. St. EustatiusDutch. NevisBritish. BarbudaBritish AntiguaBritish MontserretBritish GuadeloupeFrench. Marie-GalanteFrench DominicaBritish. Windward Isles. MartiniqueFrench. St. LuciaBritish. St. VincentBritish. GrenadaBritish. BarbadoesBritish. TobagoBritish. TrinidadBritish. OrubaDutch. CuracoaDutch. Buen AyreDutch. Aves (Bird) IslandsVenezuela. Los Roques Orchilla Blanquella See Cuba; Porto Rico