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Jul 21 1864
To: Dr. Calvin McQuesten Hamilton Ontario
From: Hamilton Ontario

James Sillers
Lot 23 Cn. 13, Blenheim

Application of James Sillers for Loan of $1200 for the time of Five years on Lot 23 Con. 13 of Township of Blenheim County of Oxford.

Soil- is sandy loam
85 acres cleared and under Cultivation
Watered by pump
Fencing- good
Access- [?] on 13 Concession good road
Farm Market- two & 1/2 miles from the village of Plattsville
Barn- Frame 40 x 60
Dwelling log 20 x 30
Timber is Hard wood of which there is 15 acres
100 acres in all
Rent- for $200 any day
Certified- by applicant- of good Character

To of acres cleared, 85@ $45
To of acres timber, 15 @ $45
[=] at cash, $4500
Barn is worth: $600
Dwelling is worth: $50
[Total] $5150
One of applicants neighbours a most reliable man tells me it is worth $50 dollars per acres all around.

Report and valuation of Lot No. 23 on 14th Con. Blenheim County of Oxford for application for $1200.

Name of Owner: James Sillers
Name of Wife: dead
How many acres: 100 a [acres]
How many cleared: 85 a under cultivation
How many stamped: 80 a
How many fenced: split rails
Character of soil: good, part clay loam, part sandy loam
Any orchard: yes
What state of cultivation: very good
How much dry land: all dry
How much swamp: none
How watered: well
Kind of timber: hardwood
What buildings: log houses, good frame barn [?]
Roads: 2 1/2 miles from Plattsville station
Nearest post town: Plattsville
Cash Value: $4500
Any remembrances, if so what: $600 to be paid off with loan [?] for remembrances
Character of applicant: good

I certify that I have seen the above land and that the above valuation is correct.
80 @ 45 [=] 3600
5 @ 40 [=] 200
15 @ 18 [=] 270
Building [=] 600
[Total] $4640

J. M. Willson [Signature]

Mortgage of James Sellers
To Calvin McQuesten
For $1200 payable 16th July 1869
Interest half yearly 16th July and 16th January $54.00/100.

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