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Page 15 text:
The followmg IS the translatxon of the deed to the clty
of Detro1t granted to Lou1s Campaux by K1ng Lou1s XV
of France The f1rst and last pages of th1s deed are
plctured on the oppos1te page
tTranslat1on by Mr Robert C Trotterl
CHARLES MARQUIS DE BEAUHARNAIS Commander of the Mlhtary Order of
St LOUIS, Governor and L1eutenant General 1n New France and of Lou1s1ana
GILLES HOCQUART, chevalxer Counc1lor of the K1ng Representatlve of Jus
t1ce, Pollce and F1nance of New France and of Lou1s1ana
ON the pet1t1ons wh1ch have been made by the 1nhab1tants of Fort Pontchartram
of the Stra1t of Lake Er1e to Monsleur de Bolrhebert Captaln of a Company of the
detachment of the Navy, formerly commander of sa1d Fort Pontchartram, and Com
mander of the M1l1tary Order of St Louls Mayor of the clty and government of Que
bec, the present commander of sa1d fort, and wh1ch has been referred to us statxng
that unt1l the present, they had not dared undertake clear1ng and establ1sh1ng farms
ln Sald place because they had no t1tle wh1ch could assure the property to them
That xf we were pleased to grant xt to them they would not only be able to work
w1thoutr1sk1ng bemg worrxed but that there would result from the1r labor rons1der
able advantage 1nprov1d1ng thereby ln sa1d place abundant food wh1ch would serve to
provide subslstance convement for the garrlson as well as for the 1nhab1tants and
travelers Regardmg wh1ch, 1n vlew of the letters patent glven by Hls Majesty at
Parls 1n Aprll, 1716, reg1stered 1n the Supreme Councll the followmg December 1
the decree of the Councxl of State of the K1ng the l9th of May, 1722 We have, 1n the
name of H1s Majesty glven, granted, and ceded, do g1ve, grant, and cede, subject
to qu1t rent and rents from now and forever to Louls Campaux, mhabltant of sa1d
Fort Pontchartraln of Detrolt and l1v1ng there for h1m h1s helrs and asslgnees forever
a grant of land sltuated on the Straxt of Lake Er1e of the extent of f1ve C57 arpents
broad and forty C401 deep, adjo1n1ng on the west and southwest the land heretofore
Slde towards the south and southeast adjolnmg land not granted fac1ng the Stralt of
Lake Er1e, and 1n depth by a l1ne from northeast and west, southwest jo1n1ng l1ke
w1se lands not granted to enjoy by sa1d Campaux clauses and cond1t1ons hereafter and to
lt that sa1d Campaux's he1rs and asslgnees w1ll be bound to carry the1r gram to be
ground ln the common m1ll when a crop IS estabhshed under pa1n of confxscatxon of the
gra1n and arb1trary f1ne, to establlsha home or acqulre a tenant one year from today
atthe latest, to clear the forests of h1s ne1ghbors as they need help to cultlvate sa1d
land, to permlt the roads wh1ch may be judged necessary for publ1c use, to bu1ld fen
ces as shall be ordered and to pay each year to the Collector of Hls Majesty s Domam
ln Parls, or to the agent of sa1d Collector who shall res1de at Detrolt, one sou qu1t
rent per arpent of frontage and twenty C205 sous rent for each twenty 1201 arpents of
area mak1ng for sa1d f1ve C5l arpents frontage by forth 4401 ln depth ten f10l l1vres
f1vet5larpentsofw1dth, all payable each year on St Martms Day the f1rst year of
wh1ch w1ll fall on the 11th of November, 1745, and contlnue from year to year
Wlth all other Royal and Se1gno1r1al rlghts as the case may be accord1ng to the
custom of the Prevost and Vxcount of Par1s, 1tw1ll however be perm1ss1ble for Sald
Campaux to pay sa1d tenl10l l1vres rent and f1ve 157 sous of qu1t ln furs at the Detroxt
prlce, unt1l there shall be money ln c1rculat1on,reserv1ng 1n the name of the Klng on sa1d
farm all the lumber wh1ch H1s Majesty shall need for frame and construct1on of houses
and forts wh1ch may be establxshed In the future as well as the ownershlp of m1nes
pits, and mmerals, 1f any are found ln the area of sa1d grant and sa1d land
Campaux and asslgnees w1ll be obl1ged lmmedxately to have sa1d grant measured
and marked 1n 1ts entlre w1dth and depth at h1s expense and to fullflll the clauses
bearmg on the present t1tle and to obtaxn an act of conf1rmat1on from Hrs Majesty ln
twof2l years, all under penalty of cancellat1on of the present Done and glven at Mon
treal on the 5th of July, 1734
par MONSEIGNEUR par MONSEIGNEUR
De Cheusemont De Palmur
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granted to Binault by a line north, northwest and south, southeast and on the other
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Page 16 text:
Northeastern High School stands on the land which was part of the original Campau
estate. Pictured below is Gregoire Campau and his family. Gregoire is the uncle
of Gabriel Chene II. As you can see, his family is dressed in the costumes of the day.
As shown in the picture, Gregoire wore a full beard but no mustache.
Jean Baptiste Campau found himself with an embarrassing amount of unpaid bills.
Once wealthy, the gentleman had nothing left .except 212 acres of land. Then his
very generous son in law Gabr1elChene offered to pay all his debts and to support
him and his youngest daughter Archange throughout their remaining years in ex
change for the land
0nMay 27 1800, Private Claim 733 became the property of Gabriel Chene He
took the west, all of which was separated by a little country lane
Gabriel thought it fitting and proper to name this lane after himself, and he did so
This brought violent protests from Jean Baptiste, who cried I'l1 name it the very
first name that comes to me, by Jupiter' l' And so it was named Jupiter
promptly took up his residence on the east side of the property while Jean Baptiste
. . . . , ,, .
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