File No. 865.51/39
The Assistant Secretary of the Treasury ( Crosby ) to the Secretary of State
My Dear Mr. Secretary: On behalf of the Secretary, I beg to send you for the files of your Department the enclosed copy of the purchasing commission agreement of August 27, signed by the Secretary of the Treasury and the Italian Ambassador, for and on behalf of the Italian Government. Similar agreements were signed on August 24 for the British, French and Russian Governments, and on the 25th for the Belgian and Serbian Governments. Except for modifications as to the countries concerned, they are identical in form with the copy herewith enclosed, and unless your Department particularly desires to have separate copies of each agreement, those for the five countries named will not be prepared and forwarded for your files.
Very truly yours,