R D Richardson to Mr. Haruichi Tomomitsu, 23 October 1944

R D Richardson to Mr. Haruichi Tomomitsu, 23 October 1944

October 23rd, 1944.
Mr. Haruichi Tomomitsu
Registration No. 13165
Nobleford, Alberta Dear Sir:
We are in receipt of your letter of October 16th, 1944.
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 a 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.
The sale includes both the land and buildings. The household chattels were not included in the sale and are still on the property. However, they will be liquidated by public auction in the near future.
Yours truly, Farm Department



R D Richardson to Mr. Haruichi Tomomitsu, 23 October 1944


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