George Peters to Mr. Iwao Yamamoto, 29 June 1944

George Peters to Mr. Iwao Yamamoto, 29 June 1944

June 29, 1944.
Mr. Iwao Yamamoto
Registration No. 01733,
Coleman P. O. Box 27 Toronto, Ontario, Dear Sir:
We are in receipt of your letter of June 22nd. This has been carefully read and we can appreciate that the disposal of your property will be a matter of great personal concern to you. However, the sale of all Japanese property is being carried out as a part of a policy of liquidation outlined at Ottawa on the basis of appraised value.
Your letter has been placed on 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.
Attached you will find a form letter which will give you full information with reference to your chattels.
Yours truly, Administration Department



George Peters to Mr. Iwao Yamamoto, 29 June 1944


Encoder: Ariel Merriam
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