• Creator
  • Stevens, Isaac Ingalls 1818-1862
  • Created Date
  • 1854
  • Description
  • Washington Territorial Governor, Isaac I. Stevens, writes to Hudson's Bay Company Agent and Puget Sound Agricultural Company Chief Factor, William Fraser Tolmie, to refute Tolmie's statements from a letter dated Dec. 27, 1853, discussing the land and trading rights of the Hudson's Bay Company and British subjects in Nisqually, Washington Territory. Stevens suggests that Tolmie has misinterpreted the Treaty of 1846, stating that the treaty does... more
    Washington Territorial Governor, Isaac I. Stevens, writes to Hudson's Bay Company Agent and Puget Sound Agricultural Company Chief Factor, William Fraser Tolmie, to refute Tolmie's statements from a letter dated Dec. 27, 1853, discussing the land and trading rights of the Hudson's Bay Company and British subjects in Nisqually, Washington Territory. Stevens suggests that Tolmie has misinterpreted the Treaty of 1846, stating that the treaty does not anywhere preserve the right of Hudson's Bay Company agents or British subjects to trade with the Native Americans. Stevens instead notes that the treaty allows for the company to keep its previous "possessory rights," a set of rights he claims does not include the right to trade but only the right to occupy and use land, according to Montreal lawyer, John Rose. In response to Tolmie's complaints about American settlers trespassing on company lands and killing company livestock, Stevens offers Washington Territory's court system as a... less
  • Format
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    Letter (correspondence)
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