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