Year 1828. CLAIMS IN MICHIGAN. Page 228
NOTICE. Louis Bouisson enters his claim with
the register of the land office at Detroit to the following
described lot of land situated on Mackinac island, commencing at the
intersection of the road leading from the village to Reaume’s
distillery, (so called,) and a road running on the westerly side of
lands claimed by Dr. David Mitchell, and on the westerly side of
said road north 35° east, 10 chains 75 links, to a road leading from
said village to the farm of said Mitchell; thence north 24° west, 5
chains 15 links, on said road leading past said farm; thence, along
said road, north 46° west, 4 chains 85 links; thence south 35° west,
to the road first mentioned; thence, along said road, near the shore
of Lake Huron, to the place of beginning.
On July 25, 1823, came before the undersigned judge Simon Champaigne, who, being duly sworn, saith that in the year 1811 Abraham Lyons took possession of the tract or lot of land described in the annexed notice, enclosed and cultivated it, and continued to possess and cultivate it during the year 1811. In the spring of 1812 a Mr. Askin took possession of said lot and continued to possess the same until 1814, and to cultivate it for said Lyons, when it was sold at public auction by Mr. Gouet for said Lyons, when Mr. Bouisson, the present claimant, purchased said lot; since which time he has held the same as his own property.
Sworn and subscribed before me.
J. D. DOTY, Judge
On July 25, 1823, also came before me, at Mackinac, Pierre Cawne, who, being duly sworn, saith that Abraham Lyons, during the year 1811, occupied and cultivated the lot of land described in the annexed notice; that during the years 1812, 1813, and 1814, Mr. Askin occupied and cultivated said lot for said Lyons, and this deponent well remembers to have seen oats growing thereon; that in 1814 said lot was sold at public auction by Mr. Gouet, at which the present claimant became the purchaser. This deponent himself wished to have purchased it at said auction, and would have done so had not Mr. Bouisson been an old friend and acquaintance of his; since which time said. Bouisson has been the owner of the same.
Taken and subscribed before me.
J. P. DOTY, Judge.
DETROIT, October 28, 1823.
Claim of Louis Bouisson confirmed, as set forth in the foregoing notice.
Transcribed by Patricia Hamp © March 2006
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