By the Law of Nations there are four Ways by which the Right of the Dominion of Lands in America, or other Countrys inhabited by Infidels may be acquired

By the first Discovery

By Occupation and Possession of Lands first discovered by others, and afterwards by them deserted or derelicted According to the Maxim, Quo pro derelictis habentur, cedunt Occupanti.

By Conquest

By Treaty