Ignace Pilot

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 235

 

NOTICE.-Ignace Pilot enters his claim with the register of the land office at Detroit to a certain tract or lot of land situate at Michilimackinac, bounded as follows: on the west by a lot claimed by Augustus Cadott, on the north by a lot confirmed to Fretier and Lapante, on the east by a lot claimed by Pierre Coon, and on the south by Lake Huron, reserving one hundred feet for public highway.

 

On the 30th day of August, 1823, came before me, the undersigned justice of the peace, at Michilimackinac, Patrick McGulpin, who, being duly sworn, says that some time previous to the year 1812 Ignace Pilot was in possession and planted and cultivated the lot of land described in the annexed notice, and also was in possession of the same on the 1st day of July, 1812, and still is in possession of the same; that said Ignace Pilot has a dwelling-house on said lot, has also a considerable improvement made thereon, and hath always remained in peaceable possession of the same.

PATRICK McGULPIN.

Taken and subscribed before me.

WM. H. PUTHUFF, J.P.C.M.

 

On the same day of August and year aforesaid, also came before me Jean Bt. Tesserron, who, being duly sworn, saith that for some time previous to the late war between the United States and Great Britain Ignace Pilot was in possession and cultivated the lot of ground described in the annexed notice. The said Ignace Pilot was in possession of said lot on the 1st day of July, 1812, and is still in possession, and has a dwelling-house and a considerable improvement made thereon.

His mark.

JOHN BT. TESSERRON.

Sworn to and subscribed before me.

WM. H. PUTHUFF, J.P.C.M.

 

On the same day aforesaid came also before me Simon Champaigne, who, being duly sworn, saith that for some time previous to the late war between the United States and Great Britain Ignace Pilot was in the possession and cultivated the tract or lot of land described in the annexed notice. The said Ignace Pilot was in possession of said lot on the 1st day of July, 1812, and is still in the possession of the same, and has a dwelling-house and a considerable improvement made thereon.

His mark.

SIMON CHAMPAIGNE.

Sworn to and subscribed before me.

WM. H. PUTHUFF, J.P.C.M.

 

The commissioners decide as follows upon the claim of Ignace Pilot: that he be confirmed in a tract not exceeding in the number of acres the extent occupied by the claimant on July 1, 1812, with the legal limitations.

Transcribed by Patricia Hamp March 2006

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