S Mayeba to Mr. F Matheson, 04 July 1947

S Mayeba to Mr. F Matheson, 04 July 1947

Copy for Mr. Shears
July 4th, 1947 P. O. Box 213, Geraldton, Ontario
Mr. F Matheson
c/o The Custodian
Vancouver, B.C. Dear Sirs:
I have received your letter and cheque other day, but I had my finger injured and could not write till today.
I regret to say that I have to send this cheque back to you, because I cannot accept without any statement for this.
In fact, I have been living in Vancouver for many years with family as the manager of Taiyo Printing Co. Ltd. and when I left there by the R.C.M.P.'s order they gave me only twenty-four hours to leave. When my family left there they could carry only 150 lbs. stuff. So, most of my personal property left in Vancouver.
I am sure that you have the list of my personal property which I sent it to you.
The amount of cheque is kind of so small and I cannot understand how my things are treated. I wish you will find out full detail for this.
Yours truly,
Reg. No. 01864
File No. 10632
(Please excuse my bad writing)



S Mayeba to Mr. F Matheson, 04 July 1947


Encoder: Josie Gray
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