Arpent


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ARPENT. A quantity of land containing a French acre. 4 Hall's Law Journal, 518.

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arpent, furlong) but is a measure of a plowed strip of land.
Statistics collected by the colonial censuses capture this change in land distribution, with the number of arpents (an arpent is equal to 1.043 acres) of sugarcane controlled by Indo-Mauritians jumping from virtually nothing in the 1860s to 46,000 in 1910 and 82,000 in 1921 (Walter 1926).
Lot 6 is described as measuring "one arpent front on the Gulf of Mexico (192 feet) by a depth to the bay," in a letter to the authors from J.
people who paid as much as sixteen so/s per arpent, and the consequence was that many of them, after having cleared part of their land, were forced to abandon it, finding themselves unable to carry such heavy charges.