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a former French unit of area

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Ambroise, for instance, he toured the farm of Richard Freeman, who had purchased 100 arpents in very bad condition only three or four years previously but who "through his practical knowledge of agriculture and his energy made them into one of the best farms" in the parish.
This use of the word acre as long measure arises from the fact that the French acre or arpent, the arpent of Paris, makes a square of ten perches, of eighteen feet each on a side, a Paris foot being equal to 1.06575 English feet.
Lawrence river) dimensions associated with the original concessions: one or two arpents, that is, 58.Sm or 117m.