Mrs. N Mitsunaga to The Custodian, 19 August 1944

Mrs. N Mitsunaga to The Custodian, 19 August 1944

Box 16, St. Pierre, Man. August 19, 1944.
File No. 2525
506 Royal Bank Bldg., Vancouver, B. C. Dear Sir:
You have informed me that my property known as: The West Half of Lot 1 of the South West Quarter of Section 20, Township 17, Map 905, in the District of New Westminster has been sold. As you aware I have never consented to the sale nor ratified it but have at all times and do now object of my said property. Because however I am in destitute circumstances and because the government has discontinued the advance of maintenance to me and because I am deprived of the income from my said property which I formerly enjoyed, I have to request from you, the proceeds of sale of the property in order to maintain myself and family but in doing so I wish it made clear that it is only being accepted under protest and without prejudice to any rights which I have or may have arisen out of what I consider the wrongful sale and disposition of my property.
Yours truly,



Mrs. N Mitsunaga to The Custodian, 19 August 1944


Encoder: Ariel Merriam
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