W E Anderson to Mr. Masao Miki, 21 September 1944

W E Anderson to Mr. Masao Miki, 21 September 1944

September 21, 1944.
Mr. Masao Miki,
Registration No. 13001,
Selkirk, Manitoba. Dear Sir:
In reply to your letter of September 10th, 1944, we enclose herewith a cheque in the amount of $2890.23 representing the balance of funds held to your credit at this office, with the exception of $50.00 being reserved in your account to cover the cost of legal fees in connection with the sale of your property. Any surplus left from this amount will be forwarded to you at a later date.
Your remarks have been carefully read and we can appreciate that the disposal of your property is a matter which will give you personal concern. However, the sale of properties to the Director, The Veterans' Land Act, was carried out as part of a policy of liquidation outlined by the Canadian Government and the prices obtained were on the basis of appraised valuations.
Your letter has been placed upon our files so that your comments in regard to this sale will remain on record, but we can only advise you that the sale has been completed and that we are not in a position to consider any alternative in regard to this matter.
Yours truly, Farm Department.
Enc. (cheque)



W E Anderson to Mr. Masao Miki, 21 September 1944


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