Daniel Bourrassa

Mackinac County Original Land Claims
American State Papers, House of Representatives, 20th Congress, 1st Session
Public Lands: Volume 5 Beginning page 220 for Michilimackinac
1823

Book No. 6
Claims within the County of Michilimackinac

Year 1828. CLAIMS IN MICHIGAN. Page 229

 

NOTICE.-Daniel Bourrassa enters his claim with the register of the land office at Detroit to a tract of land situated at Point St. Ignace; bounded in the front by Lake Huron, and on the easterly side by a lot claimed by Antoine Martin, jr.; the westerly line of said lot running south 80 west from the lake, and said tract being 14 chains in width by 80 acres in depth.

DANIEL BOURRASSA, pere.

 

On July 31, 1823, came before the undersigned judge, at Mackinac, Joseph Dellevere, who, being duly sworn, says that Daniel Bourrassa has occupied and cultivated the tract of land described in the annexed notice from the year 1810 until the present year, without interruption; that said Bourrassa has erected on said lot a dwelling-house, a barn, a stable, and several out-houses, and he has a very considerable field enclosed; that said Bourrassa occupied and cultivated said tract on the 1st day of July, 1812.
his mark.
JOSEPH DELLEVERE.

Taken and subscribed before me.

J. D. DOTY, Judge.

 

Also came before me, on the same day, Simon Chainpaigne and J. Bt. Tesserron, who, being duly sworn, say that the facts contained in the precedrng deposition of Joseph Dellevere, in relation to the claim of Daniel Bourrassa, are just and true as they are stated.
his mark.
SIMON CHAMPAIGNE.
his mark.

JEAN BT. TESSERRON.
Taken and subscribed before me.

J. D. DOTY, Judge.

 

Detroit, October 28, 1823.
The preceding claim of Daniel Bourrassa, sr., is confirmed, agreeably to the limits set forth in the preceding notice, substituting the word arpent for acre in relation to depth.

 

Transcribed by Patricia Hamp March 2006

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