Toshiro Shimizu to Mr. F Matheson, 08 September 1947

Toshiro Shimizu to Mr. F Matheson, 08 September 1947

C O P Y (for Mr. Shears)
c/o Mr. Merle Ryckman R. R. #1, Jordon, Ontario September 8, 1947
Mr. F Matheson
Department of the Secretary of State of Canada,
Vancouver, B.C. Dear Sir:
I am writing, as you have requested, to confirm and acknowledge the cheque, the sum of which was four hundred one dollars and fourteen cents. ($401.14), which I received on September fourth (4), 1947.
Concerning my fishing vessel, "T.S.", Victoria Licence No. 1841, I strongly disagree to the amount that was received upon being sold by the Custodian. I want it to be understood that my vessel was worth three (3) times as much as the amount stated and sold by the Custodian.
The above may sound like a complaint to you, but I consider that great injustice has been done to me and also to my property.
Yours truly,
File No. 2388
Reg. No. 12123



Toshiro Shimizu to Mr. F Matheson, 08 September 1947


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