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Seigneurie de Berthier = petition from the residents of Berthier County to the Parliament of the province of Canada concerning seigneurial salaries and land tax assessments
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MS-2-345, SF Box 39, Folder 8
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5 pages (1 folder)
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The seigneurial system was a semi-feudal method land distribution used in the North American colonies of New France. Seigneuries were parcels of land assigned to censitaires who were responsible for maintaining the land and paying various fees to seigneurs. Berthier County, Quebec was colonized through the signeurial system, which was formally abolished in 1854. This petition was created by residents of the area.
Fonds donated to the archives in 1978.
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Item is a petition from the residents of Berthier County, Québec to the Parliament of the province of Canada concerning seigneurial salaries and land tax assessments.
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Preferred citation: Petition from the residents of Berthier County to the Parliament of the province of Canada concerning seigneurial salaries and land tax assessments, MS-2-345, SF Box 39, Folder 8, Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
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