Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Québec, Canada - 1832 - The Parish of Ste. Anne Desplaines, or Ste. Anne de Mascouche,
covers a part of this S. (Mille Isles) and fronts the N. side of the R. Mascouche. The cure emphatically says, in his report to the special committee of the House of Assembly - "Four seigniors divide among them my desert." The non-conceded lands, fit for cultivation, are not of a greater extent than is required by the population of the parish; and the parishioners were surprised to see, in 1830, from 60 to 80 Scotch families who came to settle on the unconceded lands of this parish. There is no road across these unconceded lands, and it will be impossible to make one in some places on account of the high mountains; these lands have not been surveyed. No farms were conceded previously to 1759. By far the greater part of the youths in this parish are desirous of making new settlements in the neighbouring seigniories, whre there still remain lands to be conceded although most of them are of inferior quality.
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A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
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