George Peters to Mr. Toichi Nitsui, 30 October 1945

George Peters to Mr. Toichi Nitsui, 30 October 1945

Copy for Mr. Shears
October 30, 1945.
Mr. Toichi Nitsui,
Registration No. 12155,
Greenwood, B. C. Dear Sir:
Re: Catalogue No. 506 Native Island, Ucluelet Inlet 343 (52 ac. s/1) Clayoquot Dist.
We are in receipt of your letter of October 9th. 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



George Peters to Mr. Toichi Nitsui, 30 October 1945


Encoder: Ariel Merriam
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