W E Anderson to Mr. Kamejiro Obana, 23 May 1944

W E Anderson to Mr. Kamejiro Obana, 23 May 1944

May 23, 1944.
Mr. Kamejiro Obana,
Registration No. 06853,
Kaslo, B. C. Dear Sir:
We are in receipt of your letter of May 11, 1944.
Your remarks have been carefully read and we can appreciate that the disposal of your property will be a matter of personal concern. However, the sale of properties to the Director, The Veterans' Land Act was carried out as a part of a policy of liquidation outlined by Ottawa on the basis of appraised values.
Your letter has been placed upon our files so that your comments in regard to this sale will remain on record but we can only advise you that we are unable to consider any alternative in regard to this matter.
We note your enquiry as to how the sum of $4.00 came to be credited to you. Your property was rented as at December 15, 1942 for the sum of $8.00 per month but as your property was sold as at December 31, 1942 ther was but a half-month's rent due you, amounting to $4.00 as stated.
We trust this explanation is satisfactory.
Yours truly, Farm Department.



W E Anderson to Mr. Kamejiro Obana, 23 May 1944


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