P Douet to Mr. Takeo Yoshida, 15 February 1946

P Douet to Mr. Takeo Yoshida, 15 February 1946

For Mr. Shears file.
3026 3367
February 15, 1946.
Mr. Takeo Yoshida, 40 Gilead, Lemon Creek, B. C. Dear Sir:
Catalogue No. 310 1672 W. 2nd Avenue
We are in receipt of your letter of February 12th, regarding the above real property and as, presumably, your letter has been written on behalf of your father also, he being the registered owner of the property, we are enclosing an extra copy of this letter that you may pass same on to him.
Your letter has been carefully read and we can appreciate that the disposal of this property is a matter of personal concern to you and your father. However, we would point out that the sale of all such Japanese owned properties is being carried out as a part of the policy of liquidation outlined by the Canadian Government in Ottawa on the basis of independent valuations.
Your letter has been placed upon our files so that your comments with regard to this sale will remain on record, but we can only advise you that we are unable to consider any alternative in regard to this matter.
Yours truly, Administration Department.



P Douet to Mr. Takeo Yoshida, 15 February 1946


Encoder: Ariel Merriam
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