To the Honourable the Commissioners for managing the Estates of the late Order of Jesuits.
The Petition of William Corrigan, Yeoman
That your Petitioner left Ireland and arrived in this country in the last Spring with the view of obtaining lands and settling as a farmer to which business he had been brought up in his native Country.
That your Petitioner is informed that there is a considerable tract of good land which is ungranted in the Seigneury of St. Gabriel lying on the north eastern bank of the River Jacques Cartier bounded on the one side by the lands of John Neilson and Andrew Stuart Esquires and on the other side by the line of the said Seigneury of St. Gabriel.
That if your Honours would be pleased to grant unto your Petitioner a lot of one hundred and eighty acres your Petitioner would immediately remove thither and make a settlement thereon.
Your Petitioner therefore prays that your Honours will be pleased to grant unto your Petitioner a lot of one hundred and eighty acres within the said tract and your Petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray.
Quebec 8th May 1819
Transcribed by Audrey Henderson, April 13, 2015
Original Data found online at Bibliotheque et Archives nationales du Quebec (http://pistard.banq.qc.ca/)
This BANQ record number is 03Q_E21S64SS5_SSS6_D1013_0001 and 03Q_E21S64SS5_SSS6_D1013_0002.