File No. 861.48/346a

The Assistant Secretary of State ( Phillips) to the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Polish Victims’ Relief Fund ( Paderewski)

Dear Mr. Paderewski : The Department has received information which leads it to believe that the Polish Relief Committee of Vevey is to be highly commended and that it has the proper machinery to [Page 503]undertake the distribution of relief funds in Poland and to guarantee that the contributions shall be employed exclusively for Poles in the occupied territory who are Russian subjects.

The Department is therefore very glad to authorize your organization to send such further sums through that channel, in addition to the $50,000 already remitted, as may appear to you desirable.

Sincerely yours,

William Phillips