F Matheson to Mr. Isamu Tamai, 27 July 1946

F Matheson to Mr. Isamu Tamai, 27 July 1946

July 27, 1946
Mr. Isamu Tamai
Reg. No. 11989
176 Robert Street TORONTO, Ontario Dear Sir:
With reference to the secions of your letter of July 22nd concerning the sale of the vessel "Pacific Crown", we wish to inform you that the Custodian had nothing whatever to do with the sale of this vessel and that none of the funds received from this sale were handled by the Custodian.
According to information received from the Japanese Fishing Vessels Disposal Committee, the "Pacific Crown" was sold by Mr. Hideo Fukuyama acting under authorty of the Power of Attorney granted by you on March 26, 1942. This document, which was witnessed by K Kimura, 217 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver B.C., and which carries a signature resembling yours, was accepted by the Japanese Fishing Vessels Disposal Committee as evidence that you had conferred on Mr. Hideo Fukuyama full powers to act on your behalf in connection with the sale, transfer, release or discharge of the vessel "Pacific Crown".
The vessel "Pacific Crown" was sold to British Columbia Packers Ltd. on May 8, 1942, for the total sum of $3,050.00. From this sum, $545.27 was used to satisfy the Mortgage in favour of Canadian Atlas Diesel Engines Ltd. The sum of $100.00 was paid to Y Ode, apparently in settlement of a debt due Mr. Ode from you. The Japanese Fishing Vessels Disposal Committee's supervision charge was $35.50. The balance of the proceeds, $2,369.23, were paid to your Attorney, Mr. Hideo Fukuyama, on May 22, 1942. Mr. Fukyama, acting, he has stated, on your instructions, turned this $2,369.23 over to your father, Tokumatsu Tamai.
In regard to the requisitioning of this vessel by the Royal Canadian Air Force, this office was informed that the "Pacific Crown" was found, upon examination, to be unsuitable for use by the Royal Canadian Air Force and was therefore released from requisitioning order. The vessel does not appear to have been chartered or at any time used by the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Your father will no doubt be able to give you full information in regard to the funds received by him from your Attorney, Mr. Hideo Fukuyama.
Yours truly, Protection Department



F Matheson to Mr. Isamu Tamai, 27 July 1946


Encoder: Josie Gray
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