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Saint-Laurent-de-l'Île-d'Orléans, Québec, Canada - 1832 - The Parish of St. Laurent,

by a regulation of Sept. 20, 1721, confirmed by an Order in Council, Mar. 3, 1722, is 2 1/ 4 leagues from the river Maheu, along the South Channel to the house of Pierre Gosselin, including all lands within these limits to the centre of the island. - The observations made relative to the parish of St. Jean apply equally to the parish of St. Laurent.

1832 - ORLEANS ISLAND or ISLE ST. LAURENT, about 4 miles N.E. of Quebec, divides the River St. Lawrence into two channels. - 19 miles long and 5 1/ 2 broad, containing 69 sq. miles... Granted as a seigniory 15th Jan, 1636, to the Sieur Castellon. - It is at present divided into three distinct properties belonging to Madame Drapeau, Monsr. Poulain, and Monsr. Le Comte Dupre... It contains the parishes of Saint Pierre, Saint Jean, Sainte Famille, Saint Laurent, and Saint Francois, and the Islands of Madame and Reaux. - This island is next in size to that of Montreal, and approaches it in fertility and richness of soil more nearly than any other part of the district of Quebec...

A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832

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