George Peters to Mrs. Risa Ono, 10 August 1944

George Peters to Mrs. Risa Ono, 10 August 1944

Copy for Mr. Shears
August 10, 1944.
Mrs. Risa Ono,
Registration No. 03044,
Tashme, B. C. Dear Madam:
We are in receipt of your letter of August 4th. 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 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.
As stated previously you will be notified of the amount and all adjustments in due course.
Yours truly, Administration Department.



George Peters to Mrs. Risa Ono, 10 August 1944


Encoder: Ariel Merriam
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