British Guiana Boundary: Arbitration with the United States of Venezuela : the Counter-case on Behalf of the Government of Her Britannic Majesty

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Harrison and Sons, 1898 - Guyana - 409 pages

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Page 141 - The tribunal shall investigate and ascertain the extent of the territories belonging to or that might lawfully be claimed by the United Netherlands or by the Kingdom of Spain, respectively, at the time of the acquisition by Great Britain of the Colony of British Guiana — and shall determine the boundary line between the Colony of British Guiana and the United States of Venezuela.
Page 131 - Art, at the end of the sixteenth and the beginning of the seventeenth centuries...
Page 136 - Adverse holding or prescription during a period of fifty years shall make a good title. The Arbitratorsmay deem exclusive political control of a district, as well as actual settlement thereof, sufficient to constitute adverse holding or to make title by prescription.
Page 135 - Discovery, when accompanied by public claim of sovereignty, and followed by reduction to possession, confers a complete title. 3. The material occupation of a part of a tract of land in the name of the whole, by the nation which first discovered and explored said tract, is constructively an occupation of the whole.
Page 39 - And as to the West Indies, the subjects and inhabitants of the Kingdoms, Provinces, and Lands of the said Lords, the King and States respectively, shall forbear sailing to, and trading in any of the harbours, places, forts, lodgments or castles, and all others possessed by the one or the other Party, viz. the subjects of the said Lord the King shall not sail to, or trade in those held and possessed by the said Lords and States...
Page 44 - Princes who owe him no obedience, or to make 40 that New World as it were a fief for the Spaniard and clothe him with possession : and that only on the ground that Spaniards have touched here and there, have erected shelters, have given names to a river or promontory ; acts which cannot confer...
Page 39 - States respectively shall remain in possession of and enjoy such lordships, towns, castles, fortresses, commerce and lands in the East and West Indies as also in Brazil and on the coasts of Asia, Africa, and America respectively as the above-mentioned Lords, the King and States respectively hold and possess...
Page 75 - Spaniards are of no avail, and no redress is obtainable, I intend to tell the Chiefs of the Indians when they come to me, that I can provide no redress for them, and that they must take measures for their own security. Then I feel assured that in a short time no Spaniard will be visible any more above in Cuyuni.
Page 64 - It is stated on p. 93 of the Venezuelan Case that there is no record of any attempt on the part of the Dutch to trade to Barima during this 10 period, and a note on the same page states that the French seem to have maintained for years their alliance with the Barima Caribs against the Dutch. This is absolutely contrary to the facts, as they appear beyond all question from the evidence. 15 The alliance between the French and the Barima Caribs, which commenced in...
Page 142 - River; runs thence southward along the mid-channel of said river to its junction with the Cuyuni and Mazaruni Rivers ; thence around the Island of Kykoveral, leaving said island to the...

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