Arpent


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Arpent

1. An obsolete measure of length approximately equivalent to 58.47 meters.

2. An obsolete measure of length approximately equivalent to 0.85 acres.
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Au total, les ursulines detiennent environ 74 000 arpents en roture et en seigneurie (55).
Nous savons egalement qu'ils obtiennent 60 arpents des jesuites sur la seigneurie Saint-Gabriel en juillet 1672, terre qui leur appartient encore dans l'aveu de 1677 (60).
Ambroise, for instance, he toured the farm of Richard Freeman, who had purchased 100 arpents in very bad condition only three or four years previously but who "through his practical knowledge of agriculture and his energy made them into one of the best farms" in the parish.
The Swedish traveler and naturalist, Kalm, who descended the river in 1749, says, "It could really be called a village, beginning at Montreal and ending at Quebec, which is a distance of more than one hundred and eighty miles; for the farmhouses are never above five arpents, and sometimes but three asunder, a few places excepted.
2) Un terrain situe au meme lieu que celui designe ci-dessus, connu et designe comme etant la partie sud du lot de terre no 86 du susdit cadastre pour la dite paroisse de Gentilly, contenant environ un arpent de front sur environ 14 arpents de profondeur [.