Kojiro Sakamoto to Office of the Custodian of Enemy Property , 01 June 1944

Kojiro Sakamoto to Office of the Custodian of Enemy Property , 01 June 1944

Taber, Alta. June 1, 1944.
File No. 5969
Dear Sir:
Have received your letter informing me of the sale of my property in B. C. Upon scanning the form I see that the sale of the land was $2051.00. I think that this price is not satisfactory. That piece of land is worth about $5000.00 at least. I have been offered $3500.00 a number of times before and if I had known that it would be sold in spite of us not giving consent I am sorry I never sold it myself before evacuating. The price you gave is not enough for the buildings on said property. We paid $1000.00 or $100.00 per acre when we bought it as bush land. It takes about $200.00 per acre to clear and the buildings on said property would cost about $2500.00 so it would bring the value of said property with all the fruit trees and all to about six thousand $6000.00.
So you have not appraised the property right and I wish that you will pay us more for it than what we have been notified. I do not know how you have assessed my property but I am not satisfied with what you have told us regarding this matter.
In the same letter you have stated that the proceeds from the auction sale amounted to $36.28. I do not know what you have sold but I had left there (5 coal burning brooder 4 (540 egg) size incubators and complete line of feeders and founts for baby chick raising. These article alone is worth many times the amount of $36.28. Please inform us what you have sold, and what has happened to the rest of the articles left behind.
Last Sept. I sent a form together with sum of fifteen dollars for some articles that I wanted sent out to me. We never heard anything about it so I wrote you in May but so far I have not received any answer. What is the cause of the delay. Please send those articles asked for as soon as possible.
Lastly I wish to point out that I will be glad if you will send along another $1500.00 for the price of my land. I will be satisfied if I receive $35.00 which I consider is fair price. Also can I receive this money deposited to my credit at your office, in one lump sum if I so wish it.
Thanking you for your trouble, I remain, Yours truly,



Kojiro Sakamoto to Office of the Custodian of Enemy Property , 01 June 1944


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