Paris Peace Conf. 185.1/188

The President of the German Delegation (Brockdorff-Rantzau) to the President of the Peace Conference (Clemenceau)

Sir: I have the honour to request you to let me know what total sums, derived from the liquidation of German property under war measures, are in the hands of trustees, public custodians, sequesters, liquidators, etc., in the different countries.

Likewise it is of value for me to know what other property belonging to German nationals, such as e. g. securities, is deposited with such trustees, public custodians, sequesters, liquidators, etc.

In connection with the examination of the Peace Treaty it is of importance for the German Government to form a judgment on the financial position of the country and of the German nationals on the basis of these data.

Accept [etc.]