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Letter From Hiram Capron concerning Land Sales


Description
Creators:
Capron, Hiram, Correspondent
Brooke, D.G.
, Recipient
Media Type:
Text
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Item Type:
Correspondence
Description:
In this 1864 letter, Hiram Capron discusses the possibility of selling some or all of his Toronto property. Beset by heavy debts and taxes, and unable to sell his Paris properties at reasonable prices, he felt that his Toronto properties would be able to cover some of these debts. He includes a list of properties to sell, and an estimate of their former value.
Date of Original:
1 Mar. 1864
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
1999.0396.01
Collection:
Hiram Capron Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.2 Longitude: -80.38333
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Recommended Citation:
Letter From Hiram Capron concerning Land Sales, 1864, Hiram Capron Collection, 1999.0396.01, Paris Museum and Historical Society
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Full Text

W. [?]G Brooke Sir I have made up my mind to sell all or part of my Toronto Property, I cannot sell anything in Paris for one third its value and my Liabilities and taxes are so heavy that I think it best to make a move in the way of sacrifice and clear myself of some of my worldly cares and troubles and have a little [illegible] of quietness and peace, which will tend to smooth my way down to the Grave to which I am rapidly approaching. Will you make such enquiry as you may think prudent and in what can be realized for the two Houses and Land on Mutual Street - or the Brick House + Land in Jarvis Street or the whole Block as may suit purchases The Property has cost me over [Fivel??] Thousand five hundred dollars in Money without counting any interest, and to be called worth $20.000 in better days. Make enquiry and learn whether property can be sold at any price. If I have 1/3 or 1/2 paid down I could wait on mortgage - - for the [illegible], If any thing turns up report to me and much oblige.
Paris 1 March 1864 H. Capron

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Letter From Hiram Capron concerning Land Sales


In this 1864 letter, Hiram Capron discusses the possibility of selling some or all of his Toronto property. Beset by heavy debts and taxes, and unable to sell his Paris properties at reasonable prices, he felt that his Toronto properties would be able to cover some of these debts. He includes a list of properties to sell, and an estimate of their former value.