A scheme of this kind, however, was too vast and hazardous for individual enterprise; it could only be undertaken by a company under the sanction and protection of a government; and as there might be a clashing of claims between the Hudson's Bay and Northwest Company, the one holding by right of charter, the other by right of possession, he proposed that the two comparties should coalesce in this great undertaking.
The main feature of his scheme was to establish a line of trading posts along the Missouri and the Columbia, to the mouth of the latter, where was to be founded the chief trading house or mart.
Astor now prepared to carry his scheme into prompt execution.
After the night that Wilson had partly revealed his scheme at his house, Tom had tried for several days to guess out the secret of the rest of it, but had failed.
Whatever your scheme was, it had sense in it, Blake's opinion to the contrary notwithstanding.
"Well, I begin to think I understand why your scheme failed."
of Captain Bonneville The Great Salt Lake Expedition to explore it Preparations for a journey to the Bighorn
Before the middle of the next day, he was at Hartfield; and he entered the room with such an agreeable smile as certified the continuance of the scheme. It soon appeared that he came to announce an improvement.
She will enjoy the scheme, I am sure; and I do not know a properer person for shewing us how to do away difficulties.
Woodhouse was persuaded to spend with his daughter at Randalls, was passed by the two young people in schemes on the subject.
A sacrifice was always noble; and if she had given way to their entreaties, she should have been spared the distressing idea of a friend displeased, a brother angry, and a scheme
of great happiness to both destroyed, perhaps through her means.
Does the advantage consist in the substitution of representatives whose enlightened views and virtuous sentiments render them superior to local prejudices and schemes
And now I am going to sell you that letter, and the price I ask for it is your public support of the Argentine scheme. You made your own fortune out of one canal.
Before I leave you to-night, you have got to promise me to suppress your report, and to speak in the House in favour of this scheme.
The greatest of his schemes
had come so near to success, the luck had turned against him only at the very moment of fruition.