W E Anderson to Mr. Kojiro Sakamoto, 10 June 1944

W E Anderson to Mr. Kojiro Sakamoto, 10 June 1944

June 10, 1944.
Mr. Kojiro Sakamoto,
Registration No. 14130,
Taber, Alberta. Dear Sir:
We are in receipt of your letter of June 1, 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 are enclosing herewith an account of chattels sold by public auction, which we trust you will find satisfactory and the following articles have been removed to storage at the Buddhist Temple, Haney:
2 Bamboo Swords
5 Cartons
7 Boxes (wooden)
1 Tin Box Miscellaneous Papers
It appears that there is still a quantity of chattels on the property and we are today asking our fieldman to look into the balance of the chattels the next time he is in that neighbourhood.
Yours truly, Farm Department.



W E Anderson to Mr. Kojiro Sakamoto, 10 June 1944


Encoder: Ariel Merriam
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