P Douet to Mr. Toyemon Fukumoto, 02 March 1945

P Douet to Mr. Toyemon Fukumoto, 02 March 1945


Department of the Secretary of State

Office of the Custodian

Japanese Evacuation Section

Phone Pacific 6131
Please refer to
File No 1474
506 Royal Bank Bldg. Hastings and Granville Vancouver, B.C. March 2nd, 1945.
Mr. Toyemon Fukumoto,
Reg. No. 03007,
Slocan City, B. C. Dear Sir:
Re: Cat. No. 239 8636 Selkirk St., Vancouver, B.C. Lot 11, Blk. "D", D.L. 318 .
We are in receipt of your letter of February 24th. Your remarks have been carefully read and we can appreciate that the disposal of your property is a matter of personal concern to you. You are aware, however, that the sale of all Japanese owned properties is being carried out as a part of the policy of liquidation outlined by the Canadian Government. As previously advised you, an independent valuation of this property was obtained and the sale was effected based on this valuation.
While we regret that you are not in accord with the action we have taken in this matter, we can only advise you that the sale has been completed, and, as previously advised, funds credited to your account.
We note your request that we forward you $50.00 per month from your account which at the moment has a credit balance of $871.00, but in view of the fact that you are living in an Interior Housing Project under the jurisdiction of the B. C. Security Commission it is necessary for us to consult them on this question of funds--the matter, however, is receiving our immediate attention.
Yours truly, Administration Department



P Douet to Mr. Toyemon Fukumoto, 02 March 1945


Encoder: Ariel Merriam
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