Pierreville, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Thomas) - 1832 - PIERREVILLE,
seigniory, in the co. of Yamaska, is in the rear of St. Francois and is bounded S. and S.W. by De Guir. - 1 1/ 2 league in front by one league in depth. Granted, Aug. 3, 1683, to Sieur Laurent Phillippe and is now the property of Mr. de Montenac. - A tolerably good soil is the general characteristic of the grant, which in some parts lies low, but there are no swamps. The best land is on each side of the St. Francis, where are the principal settlements and the best cultivation; the quantity under hand amounts to one-third of the whole or a little more. The river St. Francis runs through the S., dividing it nearly into two parts, and affords the advantages of easy and expeditious conveyance, as its current hereabouts and towards the St. Lawrence is very rapid. An inferior description of timber prevails; enough, however of the better sorts is found to supply the wants of the inhabitants. The river turns a corn and a aw mill, and forms two or three small islands covered with trees of no real value, although exceedingly decorative.
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
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