Rinkichi Tagashira to Mr. George Peters, 19 July 1944

Rinkichi Tagashira to Mr. George Peters, 19 July 1944

P. O. Box 666, Revelstoke, B. C. July 19th, 1944.
Mr. George Peters,
Administration Dept.,
506 Royal Bank Bldg., Vancouver, B. C. Dear Sir:
Received your letters dated March 21st and May 25th, 1944, also January 14, 1944.
I do not understand why the Custodian sold my property at such dumping price. As you know those buildings were being reconstructed for better revenue until I was evacuated at the end of October 1942, and the revenue was very near $1000 (One thousand dollars) a month. The reconstructing expense was more than $20,000 (twenty thousand dollars) unsettled. Can you tell me what kind of protection I can get from you to settle this matter for my protection.
Yours truly,
File No. 5129/2
Reg. No. 07988
cc for Mr. Shears



Rinkichi Tagashira to Mr. George Peters, 19 July 1944


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