The Assistant Secretary of State (Castle) to the Under Secretary of the Treasury (Mills)

My Dear Mr. Mills: I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of February 14, 1928, referring to previous correspondence between the Treasury Department and this Department with respect to the purchase of Soviet gold at United States Mints and Assay Offices, and inquiring whether the Department of State still adheres to the opinion that it cannot give any assurance that the title to Soviet gold will not be subject to attack internationally or otherwise.

In reply, I may say that the attitude of this Department remains the same as set forth in the letter of November 8, 1920, from Mr. Van S. Merle-Smith to Mr. S. Parker Gilbert, Junior, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.13

I am [etc.]

W. R. Castle, Jr.