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AMERICAN ENCROACHMENTS

ON

British Rights;

OR,

OBSERVATIONS ON THE IMPORTANCE

OF THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICAN COLONIES.

AND

ON THE LATE TREATIES WITH THE UNITED STATES :

With REMARKS on Mr. BARING's EXAMINATION;

AND

A DEFENCE OF THE SHIPPING INTEREST
FROM THE CHARGE OF HAVING ATTEMPTED

TO IMPOSE ON PARLIAMENT,

AND OF FACTIOUS CONDUCT IN THEIR OPPOSITION

TO THE AMERICAN INTERCOURSE BILL.

By NATHANIEL ATCHESON, Esq. F.A.S.

" Disturb not one another with domestick disputes; but remember that we are English, and our enemies are foreigners. Enemies; which, let what party soever prevail, it is equally the interest of our country to humble and restrain."

DR. Jounson's LIFE OF ADMIRAL BLAKB.

LONDON:

SOLD BY J. BUTTERWORTH, FLEET-STREET; AND J. M.

RICHARDSON, CORNHILL.

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TO

THE RIGHT HON.

JOHN LORD SHEFFIELD,

&*c. &c. &c.

THE FOLLOWING OBSERVATIONS

ON THE IMPORTANCE AND RESOURCES

OF THE BRITISH NORTH AMERICAN COLONIES,

AND

ON THE NECESSITY OF ADHERING

TO THE NAVIGATION AND COLONIAL SYSTEM

AND OF

ENFORCING THE OTHER MARITIME REGULATIONS

OF

GREAT BRITAIN,

&c. &c. &c.

ARE MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED

BY HIS LORDSHIP'S

MOST OBEDIENT AND FAITHFUL SERVANT,

THE EDITOR.

Austin Friars, 29th April, 1808.

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CONTENTS.

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INTRODUCTION

Independence of America acknowledged

Geographical treaty of 1783

Trade with the United States regulated by orders of council

Differences between the two countries as to boundaries, &c.

The town of St. Andrew built on the banks of the river

St. Croix

Discriminations in favour of the trade of the United States

inconsistent with the treaties with other nations and in.

jurious to British interests
The river St. Croix ascertained by commissioners under

the treaty of 1794

Unfounded claim of the United States to British islands in

Passamaquoddy Bay

Cession of these islands by convention in 1803 in lord Sid.

mouth's administration, but which was not ratified

Usurpation of the subjects of the United States of islands

in Passamaquoddy Bay

Want of regulation as to the other boundaries
Vexatious conduct and exactions of American revenue

officers on Canadian traders
Observations on the late unratified treaty withi America
On the boundaries of Canada
Infractions of the treaty of 1794 by the United States
On the duties imposed at the inland posts
Contraband trade carried on at the islands in Passama-

quoddy Bay by the Americans
Injurious effect of it on the trade of the British provinces
On the importance of the gypsum trade
An account of it

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