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COPY OF LETTER FROM I<R, DAY REQUESTING COOPERATION
IN EVACUEE PROPERTY PROGRA r
March 14, 1942
TO OFFICER ADDRESSED, AS ;"TLR ATTACKED LIST
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, as Fiscal Agent
of the United States, has been delegated the duty of assisting German,
Italian and Japanese aliens, as well as persons of Japanese ancestry,
in making arrangements for eouitable disposition of their properties
in connection with their evacuation fron the areas recently designated
as ''military areas" by the military authorities who maintain general
supervision and direction of the entire program.
The property-disposal-phase of the plan envisions voluntary
action on the part of each evacuee, but its fulfillment in accordance
with the guiding principles of American democracy will require the
thoughtful and wholehearted cooperation of all who are in a position
to lend their support.
It nust be recognized that the problems which will confront
the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in these additional duties,
with the pressure of time foremost in our minds, dictate that all
agencies, including the banks in the military areas, be called upon
to render their unselfish help in their solution. V e must, therefore,
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ask you and your organization to join with us in an effort to assure
speedy, proper, and complete execution of the program. Governmental
agencies (Federal, state, and local) will also be called upon for
assistance.
We are enclosing a copy of a oress release which has been
submitted to the office of Lieutenant General J. L. DeVvitt, Commanding General, Western Defense Command and Fourth Army, for general
publication. A memorandum is also enclosed which outlines certain
guiding principles £or performance of the plan, and which emphasizes
our hope and expectation that each bank will do its part in the acceotance of responsibilities delegated to it by evacuees, as well as in
the dissemination of information and extension of assistance.
V e shall be anxious to assist you at all times in solving
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the mutual problems confronting us in the execution of the program*

Enclosures



Yours very truly,

ed) V. A, Dry
President