P Douet to Mr. Kaoru Atagi and Mr. Hisao Atagi, 08 January 1945

P Douet to Mr. Kaoru Atagi and Mr. Hisao Atagi, 08 January 1945

4829 - 8965
January 8th, 1945
Mr. Kaoru Atagi, Reg. #05071 and
Mr. Hisao Atagi, Reg. 05037,
Celista, B. C. Dear Sirs:
Re: Catalogue No. 805 W. End Chatham St., Steveston. Lot B pf a 3 ac. ptn. of Sec. 4, Blk. 3N, Rge. 7W, Sketch 3756
We are in receipt of your letter of January 2nd. 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 owned properties is being carried out as a part of the policy of liquidation outlined by the Canadian Government on the basis of independent appraised values and we can only advise that we are unable to consider any alternative.
While we regret that you are not in accord with the Custodian's action, completion of this sale is being made irrespective of production of the Certificate of Title. The Custodian, however, finds its production helpful in making distribution of the proceeds of the sale to the rightful persons.
If you now feel that you care to co-operate in this matter we would be glad to receive the Certificate of Title as previously requested. In any event your letter is being placed on our files so that your comments in regard to this sale will remain on record.
Yours truly, Administration Department,



P Douet to Mr. Kaoru Atagi and Mr. Hisao Atagi, 08 January 1945


Encoder: Ariel Merriam
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