1832 - Bellechasse county, bounded N.E. by the co. of l'Islet; S.W. by the N.E. boundary lines of the SS. of Lauzon and Jolliet and of Frampton, Cranbourne and Watford, and thence by a line prolonged S.E. to the S. boundary of the province; N.W. by the R. St. Lawrence, and it includes all the islands in that river nearest to the co. and in the whole or in part fronting it; and on the S.E. by the S. boundary of the province. It comprise the seigniories of Berthier, St. Vallier, St. Michel, Beaumont and its augmentation, la Martiniere, Montapeine, Vincennes, St. Gervais and Livaudiere, and the townships of Buckland and Standon... it contains 581 sq. m. and seven parishes.. The surface is uneven and in many places, particularly in the rear, mountainous; the soil nevertheless is susceptible of cultivation and produces abundance of good timber. - It is watered by the rivers du Sud, Boyer, Bellechasse, and their several branches, besides numerous other streams that fall into the St. Lawrence. In the front of the co. is a chain of flourishing and interesting settlements. The population consists entirely of French Canadians.
Churches, R.C. 8
Grist mills 7
Saw mills 30
Carding mills 2
Fulling mills 3
Medical men 3
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
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