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The Minister in Poland (Gibson) to the Secretary of State

No. 940

Sir: With further reference to the Department’s instruction No. 1116 of August 6th, I have the honor to transmit herewith enclosed copy of a note10 which I have today addressed to the Minister for Foreign Affairs in regard to the participation of American banks in the syndicate of banks effecting payments in Poland of drafts and remittances from the United States.

I last night received the Department’s instruction No. 186 of September 6th, 4 p.m., authorizing me, in my discretion, to alter the representations outlined in the last paragraphs of the Department’s instruction under reference. It will be observed that in the last paragraph of my note I have availed of this authorization to eliminate all reference to the Guaranty Trust contract, stating instead that the Department may be obliged to reconsider its entire attitude toward the question of money remittances from the United States.

I shall not fail to bring this matter to the attention of the Guaranty Trust Company’s representative in Warsaw as desired by the Department.

I have [etc.]

Hugh Gibson
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