The Under Secretary of the Treasury (Gilbert) to the Secretary of State

Sir: By direction of the Secretary I am quoting for your further information in connection with the shipment of 7,500 gold imperial roubles from the Bank of England to Messrs. J. P. Morgan and Company, on the S.S. Carmania, the text of a letter received on August 10th from the Acting Superintendent of the New York Assay Office:

“This office was tendered today a deposit of Russian Gold Roubles of Soviet origin by J. P. Morgan & Company, consigned to them by the Bank of England and same was rejected.”


S. P. Gilbert, Jr.