Implementation of the financial agreement between the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom

[For documentation relating to the Financial Agreement Between the Governments of the United States and the United Kingdom, signed at Washington on December 6, 1945, effective July 15, 1946, see Foreign Relations, 1945, volume VI, pages 1 ff. The text of the agreement is printed in U.S. Statutes at Large (60 Stat. 1841).

On January 30, 1946, the President transmitted the agreement to the Congress with a special message, the text of which is printed in Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Harry S. Truman, 1946, pages 97 ff. Various related statements in 1946 by the Secretary of State, the Secretary of the Treasury (Vinson), the Under Secretary of State (Acheson), the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Clayton), and other officials are printed in Department of State Bulletin, volume XIV; see index, page 1148, entry “Financial agreement, U.S.–U.K.”

Senate Resolution 138 “To implement further the purpose of the Bretton Woods Agreement Act by authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to carry out an agreement with the United Kingdom and for other purposes” is Public Law 509, 79th Congress (60 Stat. 535). For text of a statement by the President on July 15, 1946, following approval of the agreement, see Public Papers of the Presidents: Harry S. Truman, 1946, pages 346 ff.]