Kisaku Nishimoto to F G Shears Esq. Director, 09 August 1944

Kisaku Nishimoto to F G Shears Esq. Director, 09 August 1944

4-1 Avenue Bayfarm Slocan, B.C. August 9, 1944
F G Shears Esq. Director
Japanese Section
506 Royal Bank Building,Vancouver B.C. Dear Sir:
Municipality of Maple Ridge, Lot 1 of Lot 11, Block 1 of Lots 224, 245, 257, Group 1, Map 1680, District of New Westminster, C. of E. 50784.
Municipality of
Matsqui, the N.W. ΒΌ of Sec. 16, Tp. 13, save and except the Right of Way of the Vancouver & Victoria & Easter Railway & Navigation Co as shown on Sketch Depsited No. 11033F and part of 1.19 acres conveyed to the Corp. of the District of Matsqui as shown on sketch Deposited No. 23282F, D. of N.W, C. of E. 50365.
We have been surprised to receive the letter of May 12th, stating the sale of the above lands.
We have been altogether appalled at the very low costs at which they have been sold
The land in Maple Ridge had been bought at the price more than three times the cost and which we sold in your letter of May 12.
The land in Matsqui has been made productive in the highest degree from a wild, neglected land, where the water had covered most of the year making it only fit for hunting ducks, by networks of ditches, tons of fertilizers and patient and har labours, taking ten years of hard and strenuous work. It was really by sweat and blood that had made this land a highly productive one. We had put all the money gotten from the sale of the land adjacent to the above land in Maple Ridge in addition, to make the land produce. And it was only after some ten years of patient and hard labour and much cost in cash that we had been able to make it productive of the first class.
The lands have been sold at far far too low costs that I have simply been appalled at seeing such insulting figures.
I firmly protest against such definitely unreasonable transactions you have made and that without my legal consent.
Yours very sincerely,
(Signed) Kisaku Nishimoto
Reg. No. 12884



Kisaku Nishimoto to F G Shears Esq. Director, 09 August 1944


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