Rivière-du-Loup, Québec, Canada (Fraserville) (Riviere du Loup en Bas) (Saint-Patrice) - 1832 - RIVIERE DU LOUP,
seigniory, in the co of Rimouski, is bounded in front by the St. Lawrence; S.W. by Granville; N.E. by the S. of Isle Verte; in the rear by waste lands of the crown. Nearly 5 leagues in breadth by 2 in depth. Granted April 5th, 1689, to the Sieur Villerai for Sieurs d'Artigny and Lachenaye: Alexander Fraser, Esq. is now the proprietor. - The general appearance of this C. is uneven and mountainous, but it contains some extensive patches of good arable and very fine meadow land, which are divided into several ranges of concessions, bearing the names of Ste. Andre Riviere du Loup, St. Patrick Riviere du Loup, Fraserville, Nouvelle Ecosse, St. George or Cacona, St. Anthony, St. Andrew, and St. Jacques: the first, a great part of the second, and a little of the third, are in very good state of cultivation and well inhabited. - The whole seigniory is abundantly timbered with beech, maple, birch, and large quantities of pine. - It is watered by several streams, but the principal is Riviere du Loup. - The roads are level and are all fine winter roads. The main road passes close to the River St. Lawrence, except near the church of St. Patrick, where it makes a detour by a rising ground, up to the bridge over Riviere du Loup, and afterwards descends again to the bank of the St. Lawrence, and so continues through the remainder of the grant. By the side of this road are many ranges of well cultivated fields, that yield abundant crops of all kinds of grain, numerous farm-houses with large and substantial outbuildings, also a great many dwelling-houses. Every farmer, on average, makes 300 lbs. of butter, two-thirds of which are sent to market. - Through the whole of this extensive property there is but one church: in the concession of St. George, near Cacona, is a chapel fro those to whom distance denies a regular attendance at the church. Cacona is almost and island, being separated from the main land by a salt marsh, which in the spring always presents a luxuriant pasturage: on the point of Cacona are several inhabitants... All the lands fit for cultivation are conceded and surveyed and have the advantage of roads of communication. Part of the concessions were granted prior to 1759, and generally at the rent of 1 sol per superficial arpent, and occasionally a capon on each concession. - The inhabitants of this S. are wealthy.
Churches, R.C. 1
Medical men 1
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
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