Yoshitaro Nakata to Mr. F G Shears, 1944

Yoshitaro Nakata to Mr. F G Shears, 1944

Received August 28/44.
File No. 7372
506 Royal Bank Bldg. Vancouver, B. C.
Re: Yoshitaro Nakata #14165. File No. 7372
Sale of his lot,
municipality of Maple Ridge Lot 11 of Lot 276, G; 1, Map 3359, District of New Westminster, C. of T. 165839E.
In 1932 I paid $1000.00 for this 10 acres of uncleared lot, and built 20' x 20' house on it. Since then 4½ acres has been cleared which quite a expence. In 1941 I made an 20' x 14' addition to the house.
To clear the lot it cost him $300.00 acre average.
Sale of this lot for only $562.00 is not justified. I hereby lodge protest against this sale.
(Signed) "Yoshitaro Nakata"



Yoshitaro Nakata to Mr. F G Shears, 1944


Encoder: Ariel Merriam
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