George Peters to Mr. Mangiro Kurahashi, 06 August 1945

George Peters to Mr. Mangiro Kurahashi, 06 August 1945

Copy for Mr. Shears
August 6, 1945.
Mr. Mangiro Kurahashi,
Registration No. 05022,
Minto Mine, B. C. Dear Sir:
We are in receipt of your letter of July 28th. 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 a policy of liquidation outlined by the Canadian Government on the basis of independent appraised values.
This office desires to make a complete review of your file in order to report fully concerning your affairs. This review will cause a little delay, but in the meantime, we enclose a cheque in your favor, for $150.00 , which we trust will meet your present needs. The acceptance of this cheque will not prejudice any rights which you have.
Your letter is being placed on our files so your comments in regard to this sale will remain on record.
Yours truly, Administration Department.
cc. to the Department of Labour, Japanese Division.



George Peters to Mr. Mangiro Kurahashi, 06 August 1945


Encoder: Ariel Merriam
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