George Peters to Mr. Momoki Masuda, 12 October 1944

George Peters to Mr. Momoki Masuda, 12 October 1944

Copy for Mr. Shears
October 12, 1944.
Mr. Momoki Masuda,
Registration No. 03333,
530 - 5th Avenue, Tashme, B. C. Dear Sir:
Re: Catalogue No. 170 3333 Parker Street 29/2/26W½/T.H.S.L
We are in receipt of your letter of September 23rd. 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 values.
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.
With reference to your household furniture, no doubt by this time you have received a copy of a letter sent to the Reverend McWilliams. We will advise Reverend McWilliams when the tenant vacates the premises so that the furniture can be turned over to his care as arranged.
Yours truly, Administration Department.



George Peters to Mr. Momoki Masuda, 12 October 1944


Encoder: Ariel Merriam
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