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W0210 TO DR. CALVIN MCQUESTEN from Joseph Kilgour
Jun 16 1864
To: Hamilton, Ontario
From: Ayr, Ontario

Application of George Tait for a loan of $1800 for 5 years, on 2nd Lot 9th Concession of Blenheim County of Oxford, C. W. comprising 140 acres.1


Character of Soil
Nature and Extent of
How watered
Description of Fencing
Facilities as to access
Distance from Market
Description of Dwelling & other buildings
Description of Timber
For what would it rent
By whom occupied
Character of Applicant
Post Office Address

Number of acres cleared about
" . . . . . . . . timbered

Value of Dwellings
ditto other Buildings

Total value [blank]

Rich clay loam
about 110 acres under cultivation
very well
split rails
every facility
three miles
good log house very good frame
barn & sheds
about $3.00 per acre
Proprietor George Tait
good moral character
Ayr, C.W.

value $44.00
value $40.00
value $6,04022


I hereby certify the aforegoing to be a true and correct description of the Property mentioned in the Schedule of the annexed application and to the best of my knowledge a true valuation of the same.

I am of the opinion that George Tait's farm is worth six thousand dollars at least any day.

Joseph Kilgour

1 See W0209 which is related to this property.

2 This account does not explain how the calculation was made. It may have been on the basis of a certain number of acres at $44.00 and the balance at $40.00. (140 x 43 = 6,020). A separate report of valuation (W0212, not included here) dated July 4, 1864, prepared by J. Willson, gives the value of the Tait property as $6,560.

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