Sunday, July 19, 2015

Detroit's Last French Commandant

Plat Map Of Detroit Circa 1708

A military expedition by Belestre was mentioned in the Journal of J. L., of Quebec, merchant By John Lees...

"Settlers took shelter at the time descent was made on the German Flatts in the beginning of the last War, by a party from Canada, under the command of *Captain Billeter."

*"Billeter--Francois Marie Picote de Bellestre was the last French Commandant at Detroit.  He died at Quebec about May 20, 1793.  At that time he was member of the legislative council of Lower Canada."

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