There is a man in this town named John Murray a cripple from paralysis. His wife deserted him sometime ago & is now living with a man in Ogdensburg. Murray owns a property in Wexford about a mile from this Town. He values the property at about $800.00. It consists of a house & outbuildings with some lots. Murray paid $550.00 and claims to have spent $300.00 in repairs. I have no idea of the value myself but should say it would be hard to sell. It is leased at present for about $4.00 per month, the tenant paying taxes & C&C besides. Murray will have to pay about $50 or $60 to get rid of his wife’s claim to Dower & will have to Mortgage to that extent. He wants you to take him & keep him for the balance of his days (He is about 60) & offers to deed the property to your Community subject to the Small Mortgage mentioned.
Kindly let me know whether you are willing to take the property & keep this man & if so kindly let me know to whom to draw the Deed & what powers in Ontario your Community possess to hold Real Estate.