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ENTRY YEAR MONTH DAY NO. FIRSTNATIONSURRENDERING OTHERSURRENDERER LOCATIONNAME COUNTY INDEXTEXT PAGE VOLUME
632 1680 5 29 4.5 IROQUOIS KING OF FRANCE SAULT ST LOUIS PARISH LAPRAIRIE GRANT BY KING OF FRANCE. LAND ON LAKE ST LOUIS, TWO LEAGUES BY TWO LEAGUES, WITH TWO ISLANDS, ISLETS AND BEACH, SAULT ST LOUIS PARISH, LAPRAIRIE COUNTY. TO JESUITS 13 I
633 1680 10 31 4.5 IROQUOIS KING OF FRANCE SAULT ST LOUIS PARISH LAPRAIRIE GRANT BY KING OF FRANCE. LAND ON LAKE ST LOUIS, 1 1/2 BY 2 1/2 LEAGUES, SAULT ST LOUIS PARISH, LAPRAIRIE COUNTY. TO JESUITS 14 I
634 1717 10 17 4.5 IROQUOIS KING OF FRANCE LAKE OF TWO MOUNTAINS GRANT BY KING OF FRANCE. LAND AT LAKE OF TWO MOUNTAINS, 3 1/2 BY 3 LEAGUES. TO SEMINARY OF ST SULPICE 12 I
650 1680 5 29 4.5 KING OF FRANCE SAULT ST LOUIS PARISH LAPRAIRIE (JESUIT ORDER)--GRANT BY KING OF FRANCE. LAND ON LAKE ST LOUIS, TWO LEAGUES BY TWO LEAGUES, AND TWO ISLANDS, ISLETS AND BEACH, SAULT ST LOUIS PARISH, LAPRAIRIE COUNTY. FOR IROQUOIS INDIANS 13 I
651 1680 10 31 4.5 KING OF FRANCE LAKE OF TWO MOUNTAINS LAPRAIRIE (JESUIT ORDER)--GRANT BY KING FRANCE. LAND LAKE ST LOUIS, 1 1/2 LEAGUES BY 2 LEAGUES, SAULT ST LOUIS PARISH, LAPRAIRIE COUNTY. FOR IROQUOIS INDIANS 14 I
681 1717 10 17 4.5 KING OF FRANCE LAKE OF TWO MOUNTAINS GRANT BY KING OF FRANCE. THREE LEAGUES AND A HALF BY THREE LEAGUES. TO SEMINARY OF ST SULPICE. FOR IROQUOIS INDIANS 12 I
1089 1717 10 17 4.5 KING OF FRANCE LAND AT LAKE OF TWO MOUNTIANS ST. SULPICE SEMINARY -- GRANT BY KING OF FRANCE. LAND AT LAKE OF TWO MOUNTAINS, 3 1/2 LEAGUES BY 3 LEAGUES. FOR IROQUOIS INDIANS 12 I
1138 1680 5 29 4.5 KING OF FRANCE SAULT ST. LOUIS PARISH LAPRAIRIE COUNTY GRANT BY KING OF FRANCE. LAND ON LAKE ST. LOUIS, TWO LEAGUES BY TWO LEAGUES, WITH TWO ISLANDS, ISLETS AND BEACH. TO JESUITS. FOR IROQUOIS INDIANS 13 I
1139 1680 10 31 4.5 KING OF FRANCE SAULT ST. LOUIS PARISH LAPRAIRIE COUNTY GRANT BY KING OF FRANCE. LAND ON LAKE ST. LOUIS, 1 1/2 BY 2 1/2 LEAGUES. TO JESUITS. FOR IROQUOIS INDINS 14 I
1170 1796 5 20 4.5 SIX NATION GRAND RIVER SIX NATION INDIANS -- TWO THOUSAND ACRES ON GRAND RIVER. TO NANCY KERR AND MARY MARGARET KERR. 10 I

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Date: 1680/05/29

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Transcribed Source Document

No. 4½.

Source document pg.1 [1]


(Translation.)

Phillippe De Rigaud, &C.

Michel Begon, &C.

On the petition presented to us by Messieurs the Ecclesiastics of the Seminary of St. Sulpice, established at Montreal, in which they represent that it would be to the advantage of the Indian Mission of Sault au Recollet, in the Island of Montreal, which is under their care, if the said Mission was permanently established above the Island of Montreal on the lands lying on the north-west side of the Lake of Two Mountains, which said Mission would be advantageous not only for the conversion of the Indians, who being at a greater distance from the city, would thus have no opportunity of falling into intemperance, but also to the colony, as by this means it would be protected from the incursions of the Iroquois, in time of war, praying us to grant them for the said Mission a tract of land of the extent of three leagues and a half of frontage, commencing at a brook which falls into the Great Bay of the Lake of Two Mountains, and ascending along the said lake and the River St. Lawrence, by three leagues in depth, under the title of fief, with the right of superior, mean and inferior jurisdiction, with the privilege of hunting and fishing as well within the said tract of land as upon the said lake and River St. Lawrence, offering for the same to bear themselves all the expense which may be incurred in the transfer of the said Mission as well as to cause a stone church and fort to be built on the place where the said Mission will be transferred, in consideration of which,

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We, in virtue of the powers to us jointly entrusted by His Majesty have given and ceded and by-these presents do give and cede to the Sieurs Ecclesiastics of the Seminary of St. Sulpice established at Montreal, a tract of land of an extent of three leagues and a-half of frontage beginning at a brook which runs into the Great Bay of the Lake of Two Mountains and ascending along the said Lake of Two Mountains and the River St. Lawrence, by three leagues in depth, to enjoy the said Sieurs Ecclesiastics, their successors and assigns for ever, even if the said Mission be taken away from thence, in full property under the title of fief and seigniory, with the right of superior, mean and inferior jurisdiction, with the privilege of hunting and fishing as well within as opposite the said Mission, on the said lake and River St. Lawrence, on the condition that they shall bear the whole expense necessary for the removal of the said Mission and also cause a church and fort to be built there of stone at their own cost, for the security of the Indians according to the plans thereof which shall be by them handed over immediately to be by us seen and approved, and the said works to be terminated within a space of two years, subject also to the con dition of fealty and hommage (foi et hommage) which the said Sieurs Ecclesiastics of the Seminary, their successors and assigns shall be held to perform at the Castle of St. Lewis in Quebec and which they shall hold under the customary duties and dues and agreeably to the custom of the Prevotship and Vicompty of Paris followed in this country and that the appeals from the decisions of the Judge who may be established at the said place, shall lie before the Judges of the Royal Jurisdiction of Montreal, that they shall keep and cause to be kept house and home (feu et lieu) on the said concession, that they shall preserve their oak timber fit for ship-building which may be found upon the land which the said Ecclesiastics shall have set aside for their principal Manor house, and that they shall also stipulate the reserve of such oak timber within the extent of the private concessions made or to be made to their tenants, which said oak timber His Majesty shall be free to take, as well as the said land, or any part thereof, without being held to pay any indemnity, also that they shall give notice to the King or to the Governors or Intendants of this country, of the mines, ores, or minerals, if any be found within the limits of the said fief, and leave the necessary road, ways, and passages, that they shall concede the said uncleared lands under the simple title of a rent of twenty sols and a Capon for each and every arpent of land in front by forty arpents in depth and six deniers of cens and that there shall not be inserted in the said Concessions any sum of money or any other charge than that of the simple title of rent, according to the intentions of His Majesty, from whom they shall be held to obtain the ratification of these presents within a year of its date, failing this, this concession to be null.

In Testimony Whereof, we have hereunto put our hands and affixed our seal-at-arms and have had the same countersigned by our Secretaries.

Done at Quebec this seventeenth day of October, 1717.

Signed : Vaudreuil Begon, and below by their Lordships de L’Etasge and Barbel.

(True Copy.)                       BEGON.

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(Translation.)

Louis, by the Grace of God, King of France and of Navarre, to all to whom these Presents shall come,—Greeting:

Our dear and Well-Beloved, the Ecclesiastics of the Company of Jesus residing in la Nouvelle France, having very respectfully caused to be represented to us, that the lands of the Prairie de la Magdelaine, which have been conceded to them, are too swampy to be cultivated and procure them the means to support the Iroquois who are established there, and as it is to be feared that they might withdraw therefrom, were we not pleased to grant them the land called the Sault, containing two leagues of frontage, beginning at a point opposite the Rapids of St, Louis, ascending along the lake in similar depth, also two Islands, Islets and the Beach, lying opposite and adjoining the lands of the said Prairie de la Magdelaine, which enable them not only to hold back the Iroquois, but also to augment their number and propagate more extensively the faith and the gospel.

Therefore, desirous of contributing to the conversion and instruction of the said Iroquois and to act favourably towards the said Petitioners, We have given them and we do give them by these Presents, to which we have affixed our sign Manual, the said piece of land called the Sault, containing two leagues of frontage, commencing at a point opposite the St. Louis Rapids, ascending along the lake in similar depth, with two Islands and Islets and the beach lying opposite and adjoining the lands of the said Prairie de la Magdelaine, on the condition that the said tract of land called the Sault will revert to us all cleared, when the said Iroquois will leave it. Granting permission to all those whoever it may please to do so, to convey rings, knives or any other kind of pedlar’s ware, forbidding and prohibiting the French who may reside with the Iroquois or any other Indian Nation, and who may establish themselves on the said tract of land, called the Sault, to have any cattle, or establish any inn in the village, which the Iroquois may erect on the said tract of land.

We hereby order our loved and loyal Conseil Souverain of Quebec, and to all our other officers of justice, whom these Our Presents, Letters of Grant, or of Concession may concern, to have the same read and registered and the contents of which the said Petitioners to be made to enjoy and make use of, free of all troubles or hindraneces which may at present or hereafter exist to the contrary, for such is our pleasure.

In Testimony Whereof we have caused our Seal to be hereunto affixed.

Given at Fontainbleau this twenty-ninth day of May, in the year of Grace one thousand six hundred and eighty, and in the thirty-eighth of Our Reign, signed Louis by the King Colbert.

This day the above Letters Patent have been registered at the Greffe Souverain of Quebec according to its decree of this day’s date, to enjoy and make use of the said Grantees of the contents therein mentioned at Quebec the 24th October, 1680, signed Peuvret.


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(Translation.)


Louis de Buade, Count de Frontenac, King’s Councillor in His Councils, Governor and Lieutenant Governor for His Majesty in Canada, Acadia and New Foundland and Jacques Duchesneau, Knight, also King’s Councillor in His Councils, Comptroller of Justice, Police and Finance, in the said country, on the representation to Us made by the Reverend Fathers of the Company of Jesus, that His Majesty having by his Letters Patent of the 29th May, 1680, recorded in the Conseil Souverain of Quebec the 29th October following, granted to them a tract of Land called the Sault, containing two leagues of frontage beginning at a point opposite the Rapids of St. Louis, ascending along the Lake in similar depth, with two Islands, Islets, and the beach, lying opposite and adjoining the lands of the Prairie de la Magdelaine, for the reasons mentioned in the said Letters Patent, and on the conditions therein written, they request us to be pleased to grant them a remainder of land of a league and a half or thereabouts, in length, starting from the said tract of land called the Sault, ascending the Lake towards the Seigniory of Chateauguay, by two leagues and a half in depth which would better enable them to entice thither the Iroquois and other Indians and to augment their number, and by this means to spread the light of the Gospel.

We in virtue of the powers jointly entrusted to us by His Majesty and to further facilitate to the said Reverend Fathers the means of continuing the care they have for such a long time bestowed, and with so much zeal upon the Iroquois and other Indians, for their conversion and instruction, have given, conceded and granted, and by these presents do give, concede, and grant to them the said remainder of land of about one league and a half in length, to start from the said tract of land called the Sault, and running towards the Seigniory of Chateauguay, by two leagues in depth, to enjoy the said Reverend Fathers, on the same charges and conditions contained in the said Letters Patent of His Majesty, ratification of these presents to be obtained from His Majesty within a year from this date.

In Testimony Whereof We have signed these presents and have caused Our Seals at Arms to be thereunto affixed.

Given at Quebec the 31st October, 1680, (Sig’d) FRONTENAC DUCHESNEAU.

I do hereby certify the foregoing to be true copy of the Originals as on Record in the Office of Enrollments at Quebec in a French Register intitled ‘ Cahiers d’Intendance & Concessions en fief,” Nos. 2 to 9, folio 122, &c.

GEO. POWNALL,

Sec. & Reg. of Records.

  1. Canada Department of Indian Affairs. Indian Treaties and Surrenders, from 1680-1890. Ottawa: S.E. Dawson printer to the King’s most excellent majesty, 1905.