Old Cemeteries of Saint-Armand

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On September 3, 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed, bringing the American Revolutionary War to its final conclusion. Nearly two years had passed since British General Cornwallis’s surrender at Yorktown, Virginia, which had effectively ended the fighting. With this treaty, Great Britain recognised American independence and agreed upon borders for the new nation.  By this date, refugee families who had been loyal to the British side, principally from the Hudson River Valley, had begun clearing the forests to establish homesteads the lands beyond the eastern shore of Mississquoi Bay.

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