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" In the establishment of these relations the rights of the original inhabitants were, in no instance, entirely disregarded, but were necessarily, to a considerable extent, impaired. They were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal... "
The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany - Page 215
1844
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Speeches and Addresses

Peleg Sprague - 1858 - 486 pages
...the original inhabitants are the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as a just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion." And again, " it has never been contended that the Indian title amounted to nothing. Their right of...
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Books 1 & 2

William Blackstone, George Sharswood - 1860
...considerab paired. They were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, witli as just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their o< but their rights to complete sovereign ty as independent nations were ne< nished, and their power...
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Cases Decided in the United States Court of Claims, Volume 103

United States. Court of Claims - 1946
...Indians "were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion; but their rights to complete sovereignty, as independent nations, were necessarily diminished, and...
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The Most Material Parts of Kent's Commentaries Reduced to Questions and ...

John C. Devereux - 1868 - 418 pages
...natives were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as a just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion, though not to dispose of the soil at their will, except to the government claiming the right of preemption....
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Papers, Volume 13, Part 1

British and American Joint Commission for the Final Settlement of the Claims of the Hudson's Bay and Puget's Sound Agricultural Companies - 1868
...natives were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion, though not to dispose of the soil at their own will, except to the government claiming the right of...
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The Cradle of the Confederacy: Or, The Times of Troup, Quitman, and Yancey ...

Joseph Hodgson - 1876 - 528 pages
...Indians were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil with a legal, as well as just, claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion ; but their rights to complete .sovereignty were necessarily diminished, and their power to dispose...
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Notes of Constitutional Decisions: Being a Digest of the Judicial ...

Orlando Bump - 1878 - 424 pages
...impaired. They were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion, but their rights to complete sovereignty as independent nations were necessarily diminished, and their...
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A History of the War Department of the United States: With Biographical ...

Lurton Dunham Ingersoll - 1879 - 597 pages
...impaired. They were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion ; but their rights to complete sovereignty as independent nations were necessarily diminished, and...
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A Century of Dishonor: A Sketch of the United States Government's Dealings ...

Helen Hunt Jackson - 1881 - 457 pages
...natives wereSrehftitteil'tolSe the rightfufoccupants of the soil, with a legal as well as just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion, though not to dispose of the soil at their own will, except to the government claiming the right of...
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Cases Decided on the British North America Act, 1867, in the Privy ..., Volume 4

John Robison Cartwright - 1892
...They were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal, as well as a just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion. In a curtain sense they were permitted to exercise rights of sovereignty over it. They might sell or...
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