J K Sumi to Office of the Custodian, 21 October 1946

J K Sumi to Office of the Custodian, 21 October 1946

Copy for Mr. Shears (re File 5143)
Tappen, B.C. Oct. 21/46
Office of the Custodian 506 Royal Bank Bldg. Sir:
I am in receipt of your cheque for sum of $456.05, for which I thank you.
As you wish me to confirm that this sum terminates all account for my property vested in the Custodian.
I hereby swear that I have received in full, only your valuation of my property.
If you wish me to declare that I have received a fair and just sum for all properties I certainly do not. Can you imagine that I would want to sell 100 Acres of land 15 Acres cleared upon which is built a 6 room house, 16,000 sq. ft. of greehouse for sum of $1890.00.
Should the Government of Canada decide to change its policies I think I have a few more dollars coming.
Yours truly, Reg. No. 14275



J K Sumi to Office of the Custodian, 21 October 1946


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