Early Diplomatic Negotiations of the United States with Russia

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byJohn Coffey Hildt

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. The Treaty Of 1824. The course of Russian expansion in Siberia, as planned by Peter the Great, brought Russian explorers to the northwest coast of America.1 The voyage of Behring in 17401741 along this coast incidentally disclosed the fact that the region was extremely rich in furs, which were the principle article of export in the Russian trade with China.2 Voyages made to this region in quest of that commodity resulted in the establishment of trading posts, which were extended as the trade increased.8 As the result of demoralizing competition between rival companies and independent traders, the Russian American Company was formed by a ukase of July 8, 1799, to which was granted for a term of twenty years a monopoly of the trade and an exclusive jurisdiction of the American coast north of the fifty-fifth degree of north latitude. They had also the right to make discoveries and to occupy, as Russian possessions, new territory on either side of the fifty-fifth parallel not already occupied by any other nation, and to govern, fortify, and defend its colonies.4 Spain and Great Britain had likewise been engaged in the fur trade on the northwest coast of America, but from 1796 to 1815 they were so engrossed in the wars of Europe that the trade between the American coasts on the Pacific and China was carried on exclusively by American vessels. These vessels exchanged with the natives wine, firearms, ammunition, and coarse manufactures for furs. These furs 1 Greenhow: Memoir, Historical and Political, on the Northwest Coast of North America, pp. 59-60. 2 lb., pp. 38, 64. 'lb., p. 88. 4 Proceedings of the Alaskan Boundary Tribunal. 58th Cong., 2d Sess. Sen. Doc. no. 162, vol. 2, pp. 23-24. were then sold at Canton for teas, silks, and other articles d...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. The Treaty Of 1824. The course of Russian expansion in Siberia, as planned by Peter the Great, brought Russian exp...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217201288

ISBN - 13:9780217201285

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