Takayoshi Maede to Mr. R G Bell, 15 March 1945

Takayoshi Maede to Mr. R G Bell, 15 March 1945

Copy for Mr. Shears.
Greenwood, B. C. Mar. 15th, 1945.
Mr. R G Bell,
Administration Department,
Vancouver, B. C. Dear Sir:
I have received yours of the 12th inst., regarding to my property, 104 St. George St., Nanaimo, B. C. In your letter you say I have sold it to Mrs. Thomas Cullen, and require the title above.
I don't complain the Government policy of the liquidation, but I can't sell such a cheap price as you quote, because I have bought that house with property for the amount of $625.00 first and I have built adjoining rooms and wood shed cost me $465.00, therefore I will sell to anybody for the amount of $1,090.00.
At any rate I won't sell less than I have spent by myself.
Yours truly,



Takayoshi Maede to Mr. R G Bell, 15 March 1945


Encoder: Ariel Merriam
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