chap. VII.} 1763. May.
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1 Rogers: Account of North America, 168. ‘When I took possession of the country, soon after the surrender of Canada, they were about 2500 in number, there being near 500 that bore arms, and near 300 dwelling houses.’
4 Ibid, 515.
5 State of the Settlement of Detroit, in Gage to Hillsborough, No. 2, of 15 May, 1768: ‘Number of souls, 572; cultivated acres, 514 1/2; corn produced yearly, 9789 French bushels; horned cattle, 600; hogs, 567.’
6 Mss. in my possession, containing the Recollections of Madame Catharine Thibeau; ‘About sixty French families in all, when the English took possession of the country; not more than eighty men at the time; very few farms, not more than seven or eight farms settled.’ Memory is here below the truth. It usually exceeds.
10 Mante's History, 485.
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