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The Russian Settlement in California Known As Fort Ross; Founded 1812, Abandoned 1841: Why the Russians Came and Why They Left (Classic Reprint)
by:Robert A. Thompson
The Russians in California CHAPTER IT he story of the rapid conquest of Siberia, beginning with the advance of Yerniak, the robber chief, across the Ural mountains in the sixteenth century, ending with the discovery of the northwest coast of America by Admiral Behring of the Rusdian Jiavy, is one of the most remarkable achievements in the conquest and...
The Russians in California CHAPTER IT he story of the rapid conquest of Siberia, beginning with the advance of Yerniak, the robber chief, across the Ural mountains in the sixteenth century, ending with the discovery of the northwest coast of America by Admiral Behring of the Rusdian Jiavy, is one of the most remarkable achievements in the conquest and occupation of a country in the annals of history. Behring discovered the fur seal as well as the proximity of the Asiatic and American continents. In the course of time the rumors of the discoveries reached the European capitals of London and Madrid. It had a long way to travel overland to St. Petersburg. Once started, the rumors soon reached the sharp ears of the diplomatists and were promptly reported to their home goveroments. The result was the fittirtg out of Captain Cook sexpedition for discoveries in that quarter by the English, a like expedition from Mexico by order of the King of Spain. In the English expedition came the first pioneers of American people to the Pacific coast: John Ledyard, a native of Connecticut, and Captain John Gore, a native of Virginia. The latter, on the death of Captain Cook at the Hawaiian islands, took command as the ranking officer, and returned with the fleet to England. We omit the complications which arose between England and Spain over their respective claims on the northwest coast of A merica, the outgrowth of these early voyages, and return to the Russians, with whom we have directly to deal. The charter of the Russian American company gave them some extraordinary privileges, which, in fact, included the government of the country, and it soon absorbed all the various independent associations and became supreme on the northwest American(Typographical errors above are due to OCR software and don't occur in the book.)About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, C
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