W E Anderson to Mrs. Toshiye Hoshiko, 04 November 1944

W E Anderson to Mrs. Toshiye Hoshiko, 04 November 1944

November 4th, 1944.
Mrs. Toshiye Hoshiko
Registration No. 12631
3598 Ste. Famille Montreal, P. Q. Zone 18 Dear Madam:
We are in receipt of your letter of October 22nd, 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.
In accordance with your request, we are enclosing herewith a cheque in the amount of $1240.11 representing the balance of funds to your credit at this office, with the exception of a $100.00 reserve against legal feels, pertaining to the sale of your property.
Regarding your violin and music, as soon as time permits our field-man will arrange to have this located and shipped as instructed.
Yours truly, Farm Department
Enc. (cheque)



W E Anderson to Mrs. Toshiye Hoshiko, 04 November 1944


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