Crosbie, Henry R.
Crosbie was the Justice of the Peace of Whatcom County, which included San Juan Island.1 He was also a judge, Notary Public, and Speaker of the House of Representatives.2 He deputized William Smith of San Juan Island, as mentioned in this despatch, to assert American sovereignty over the island which was disputed territory between the British and the United States.
  • 1. Douglas to Lytton, 8 August 1859, 9570, CO 305/11, 29; ndex to the Executive Documents, Printed by Order of the Senate, for the Second Session of the Fortieth Congress of the United States of America. 1867-'68 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1868), 205.
  • 2. Ibid., pg. 200, 184; Acts of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Washington, Passed at the Second Regular Session, Began and Held at Olympia, December 4, 1854, in the Seventy-Ninth Year of American Independence (Olympia: J. W. Wiley, Public Printer, 1855), 75.
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