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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"La revolution a ecarte une partie des difficultes: le partage des patis communaux, specialement, a force les cultivateurs de destiner plus de terrain a ce genre de produit, cependant on ne peut voir qu'avec peine que 6500 arpens seulement formoint en l'an 9 la totalite des prairies artificielles du departement, tandis qu'a des legeres exceptions pres, 143 mille arpens de jacheres pourroient y etre regulierement employes." (Marquis, 1804: 166)
Purchased in 1796 by Martin Nadault, it was originally described as containing "six arpens in front, and extending to River Aux Raisins, bounded east by lands now claimed by Baptiste Fontaine [and] west by lands claimed by Antoine Riopel."