(Mrs.) Y Takemoto to Mr. F Matheson, 27 November 1946

(Mrs.) Y Takemoto to Mr. F Matheson, 27 November 1946

Files No. 6689
Box 581, Greenwood, B.C. November 27, 1946.
Mr. F Matheson 506 Royal Bank Bldg Vancouver, B.C. Dear Sir:
I am in receipt of your letter of November 5 and also a cheque for Three hundred twenty-five dollars and fifty cents ($325.56).
Although I have accepted this cheque, I do so with many complaints. For one the amount for the cheque is only a small fraction of what the chattels are really worth. Years of hard labour were put in to get the chattels worth over three thousand dollars. I trusted these fixtures to you, that you would take care of them until this matter was cleared up. If I did ask you to sell my personal property, I would gladly accept the cheque but since this is not the case I am not doing so.
The cheque remains uncashed until you inform me what you are going to do about this matter. Your immediate answer to this letter will be greatly appreciated.
I am enclosing two receipts which I received when I surrendered two radios to the R.C.M.P.. Please send the money to me. But please note that this cheque is not the real value of the radios.
I am definitely not accepting them as full payment for the chattels and radios.
Yours very truly, Per S.T.



(Mrs.) Y Takemoto to Mr. F Matheson, 27 November 1946


Encoder: Josie Gray
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