George Peters to Mr. Sajiro Wakita, 15 July 1944

George Peters to Mr. Sajiro Wakita, 15 July 1944

July 15, 1944.
Mr. Sajiro Wakita
Registration No. 04472
P. O. Box 435 Revelstoke, B.C. Dear Sir:
Re: Catalogue No. 828 4A & 4B/4/10/B3N/R7W/249 1st Avenue. Steveston
We are in receipt of your letter of July 12th. This has been carefully read and we can appreciate that the disposal of your property is a matter of great personal concern to you. However, the sale of all Japanese properties is being carried out as a part of a policy of liquidation outlined by Ottawa on the basis of appraised values.
Your letter has been placed on our files in order 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.
Yours truly, Administration Department
cc Mr. Shears



George Peters to Mr. Sajiro Wakita, 15 July 1944


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