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5 East 57th Street
New York 22, N. Y.


October 30th, 1944

Dear Sir:

We take the liberty of writing to you in order to help obtain the release of certain monies due us which we are told are being held up by the Foreign Exchange Control Board c/o the Bank of England, London. 

We are very reluctant to approach you, but as this matter has now been pending for over half a year, and being seemingly unable to make any headway, we thought that your good offices would be better qualified than anyone else in England to intervene on our behalf should this become necessary.

For your information we wish to state that this firm is an American corporation established since 1915 under the laws of the State of New York, and owned by the undersigned, its president, Germain Seligman, an American citizen residing in the City of New York.

As we do not wish to bother you with lengthy data, we are enclosing copy of a letter addressed by the same mail to the Foreign Exchange Control Board which will fully explain the whole transaction, but should you require additional information, we shall of course be glad to submit it to you.

We should appreciate your posting us of the present status of the application which Wildenstein & Co., Ltd. has advised us that they made many months ago for permission to transfer such funds to this country.

With anticipated thanks for your cooperation,

Yours very truly,


Germain Seligman,

The American Consul General
London, England.

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