Yushichi Yoshida to Mr. W E Anderson, 28 November 1946

Yushichi Yoshida to Mr. W E Anderson, 28 November 1946

Rainbow Ranch, Okanagan Centre, B.C. November 28, 1946
C.c. for Mr. Shears' Complaint File.
Vancouver, B.C.
Re Your file 5288
Dear Sir:
I wish to acknowledge receipt of your letter of November 15th, together with cheque for $1670.89.
In your last paragraph, you state that it would appear that you have accounted for all the property left by me and vested in the Custodian, and you wish confirmation to that effect.
I do not deem that I have received a fair accounting of my property sale, and therefore do not confirm that this matter is closed. I am therefore, holding the cheque in trust at the Canadian Bank of Commerce, Vernon, B.C., and also withholding the mailing of Title Documents of the property, until this matter is satisfactorily cleared up.
In my letter of November 8th, I requested further advice on securing adjustment on property sale as the value stated in your letter was unreasonably low. This you have not done. I would still like further information on the best possible recourse in obtaining a more reasonable, fairer settlement of the proprty sale transaction.
On November 8th, I wrote requesting you to mail me the cheque for $1670.89. About that time, I was advised to invest in Canada Savings Bonds. Since the money held by the Custodian was not drawing any interest, I felt that it would be better for all concerned, if I withdrew the amount and invested it in the new series bonds. Consequently, I requested you to send me the remaining balance of my account.
You should be aware that the net proceeds of the property sale is grossly unreasonable, and entirely out of line with the value of the property. I feel that further negotiation would be in line, in order to effect a more equitable settlement and would like to open negotiations towards this end.
The assistance of your Department would be appreciated. I am also obtaining legal advice in the procedure necessary to finalize a reasonable just settlement, instead of the outrageous situation as it now stands.
Yours very truly, J. R. #13935



Yushichi Yoshida to Mr. W E Anderson, 28 November 1946


Encoder: Josie Gray
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