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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
OF NEW YORK
Fiscal Agent of the United States
"Circular No. 2 2 8 9 "1
. October 7, 1941. J

REGULATIONS GOVERNING AGENCIES FOR THE ISSUE OF
UNITED STATES DEFENSE SAVINGS BONDS OF SERIES E.
To all Banks, Trust Companies and Others Concerned,
in the Second Federal Reserve District:

Enclosed herewith is a printed copy of First Amendment, dated October 2, 1941, to
Treasury Department Circular No. 657, dated April 15, 1941, entitled "Kegulations
Governing Agencies for the Issue of Defense Savings Bonds Series E " (a copy of which
we enclosed with our Circular No. 2201, dated April 15,1941).
This amendment amends section 3 of the regulations set forth in Treasury Department Circular No. 657 by deleting the last paragraph of section 3(b) and inserting
three new subsections, (c), (d) and (e), which provide, in effect, that any designated
issuing agent insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Savings
& Loan Insurance Corporation, or any other acceptable State Insurance Corporation,
System or Fund, the members of which are subject to Federal or State supervision, examination and liquidation, may, without the pledge of collateral security, apply for Defense
Savings Bond stock, Series E. Such application must be made on Application-Trust
Agreement, Form 384-A, one of which forms is also enclosed herewith. In the case of
an issuing agent which is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the
aggregate amount of such stock which may be maintained at any one time, taken at
maturity values, shall not exceed 50% of the agent's capital and surplus or guaranty
fund or reserve for capital purposes or $500,000, whichever is the smaller amount. In
the case of any other issuing agent which is insured as set forth above, the aggregate
amount of such stock which may be maintained at any one time, taken at maturity
values, shall not exceed 50% of the issuing agent's capital and surplus or guaranty fund
or reserve for capital purposes, or other similar fund or funds, or $50,000, whichever
is the smaller amount. The Secretary of the Treasury, directly or through the Federal
Reserve Bank of the district as fiscal agent, reserves the right to regulate the amount
of stock which may be obtained or maintained by any issuing agent without the pledge
of collateral.
The Treasury Department has requested that each issuing agent that is supplied with
Defense Savings Bond stock, Series E, without the pledge of collateral in accordance
with the provisions of the enclosed amendment, make remittance and report of sales at
least once each week and at the close of business on each day when the proceeds on hand
exceed $5,000.
Additional copies of the enclosed amendment or Form No. 384-A will be furnished
upon request.




ALLAN SPROUL,

President.

TITLE 31—MONEY AND FINANCE
*
CHAPTER II—BUREAU OF ACCOUNTS
PART 317—REGULATIONS GOVERNING AGENCIES FOR THE
ISSUE OF DEFENSE SAVINGS BONDS, SERIES E
1941

First Amendment
Department Circular No. 657

TREASURY DEPARTMENT,
OFFICE OF THE SECRETAKY,

Fiscal Service

7

Bureau of Accounts

.

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Washington, October 2, 1941.

Treasury Department Circular No. 657, dated April 15, 1941, is hereby amended by deleting the
last paragraph of section 3 (Qualification of issuing agent—) of the Circular appearing also as
the last paragraph of section 317.3, Title 31, Part 317 of the Code of Federal Regulations of the
United States of America, and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
QUALIFICATION OF ISSUING AGENT

.7.3 "(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) hereof any designated issuing
agent which is, and continues to be, insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and
which files an Application—Trust Agreement on Form 384-A with the Federal Reserve Bank of
its district may apply for Defense Savings Bond stock, Series E, sufficient to meet its requirements without the pledge of collateral security therefor. The aggregate amount of stock to be
maintained at any one time, taken at maturity values, shall not exceed 50% of the issuing agents'
capital and surplus or guaranty fund or reserve for capital purposes or $500,000, whichever is the
smaller amount; however, the Secretary of the Treasury, directly or through the Federal Reserve
Bank of the district as fiscal agent, reserves the right to regulate the amount of stock which may
be obtained or maintained by any issuing agent without the pledge of collateral security, including
temporary increases over the limits expressed in this subsection, whenever circumstances make
such action necessary or desirable.
"(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) hereof, any designated issuing
agent which is, and continues to be, insured by the Federal Savings & Loan Insurance Corporation, or any other acceptable State Insurance Corporation, System or Fund, the members of which
are subject to Federal or State supervision, examination and liquidation, which files an Application—Trust Agreement on Form 384-A with the Federal Reserve Bank of the district in which it
is located may apply for Defense Savings Bond stock, Series E, sufficient to meet its requirements
without the pledge of collateral security therefor. The aggregate amount of stock to be maintained
at any one time, taken at maturity values, shall not exceed 50% of the issuing agents' capital and
surplus or guaranty fund or reserve for capital purposes, or other similar fund or funds, or $50,000,
whichever is the smaller amount; however, the Secretary of the Treasury, directly or through the
Federal Reserve Bank of the district as fiscal agent, reserves the right to regulate the amount of
stock which may be obtained or maintained by any issuing agent without the pledge of collateral
security, including temporary increase over the limits expressed in this subsection, whenever
circumstances make such action necessary or desirable.
"(e) Upon approval of the Application and Pledge Agreement, Form 384, or the Application—
Trust Agreement, Form 384-A, the Federal Reserve Bank will issue a certificate of qualification
to the issuing agent on Form No. 385 or 385-A. The Federal Keserve Bank, as fiscal agent of the
United States, may certify, in whole or in part, the qualification applied for. If the qualification
applied for is not certified, appropriate notice thereof will be transmitted to the issuing agent
making application."
H. MORGENTHAU, J .
r
Secretary of the Treasury



FORM N O . 3 84-A

TREASURY DEPARTMENT
FISCAL SERVICE
BUREAU OF ACCOUNTS

Division of Deposits

APPLICATION—TRUST AGREEMENT
(Defense Savings Bonds, Series E)

194....
To the FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF

as Fiscal Agent of the United States.
The undersigned, a designated issuing agent for the sale and issue of Defense Savings Bonds,
Series E, and a duly qualified member of
,
(Indicate Insurance Corporation, Fund or System)

50% of the(1)
of which is $
, does hereby
desire to qualify pursuant to provisions of section 3, of United States Treasury Department
Circular No. 657, as amended, to obtain a stock of such bonds sufficient to meet its requirements
without the pledge of collateral security, and agrees to the following conditions:
CONDITIONS

The entire stock of Defense Savings Bonds, Series E, heretofore or hereafter obtained, until
sold, and the proceeds thereof, when sold, shall at all times be the property of the United States
and are to be held in trust for it. The undersigned shall be responsible for all acts of its own officers
and employees in the custody, issue, and sale of said bonds and shall be required to use the same
care in the safekeeping of said bonds and the proceeds thereof as it uses in the care of its own
securities and funds. If bonds are lost or stolen, the undersigned shall immediately notify the
Federal Reserve Bank of
. All Defense Savings Bonds, Series E, are to be sold
pursuant to the provisions of Treasury Department Circular No. 653, and the proceeds therefrom
are to be remitted in accordance with the provisions of Treasury Department Circular No. 657, as
amended, or instructions issued from time to time by the Federal Reserve Bank of
the undersigned has caused this agreement to be executed under seal by
the officer below named, thereunto duly authorized by a resolution of its governing board adopted
on the
day of
, 194 .
I N WITNESS WHEREOF,

(Name)

[SEAL]

(Address)

By
(Signature of Officer)

(Title of Officer)

(1) Indicate basis of computation, whether capital and surplus, surplus only, guaranty fund, reserve for capital purposes or a
similar fund or funds.




3
ACKNOWLEDGMENT

STATE OF.

ss:

COUNTY OF

On this

day of

, 194 , before me appeared
, to me personally known, who, being by me duly sworn,

(Name of Officer)

did say that he is the

of the
(Title of Officer)

and
(Name of Institution)

that the seal affixed to the above instrument is the official seal of said institution, and that the
above instrument was signed and sealed in behalf of said institution by authority of its governing
board, and said officer acknowledged said instrument to be the free act and deed of said institution.

Notary Public
(In case the applicant has no official seal, omit the words—"the seal affixed to the above instrument is the official seal of said
institution and that" and add at the end of the affidavit clause the words—"and that said institution has no official seal".)




FORM N O . 3 8 5-A

TREASURY DEPARTMENT
FISCAL SERVICE
BUREAU OF ACCOUNTS

Division of Deposits

CERTIFICATION OF QUALIFICATION OF ISSUING AGENT FOR SALE OF
UNITED STATES DEFENSE SAVINGS BONDS

SERIES E

...194.
To,

Your Application—Trust Agreement, Form No. 384-A, dated

, has been

approved and you are hereby notified that you are qualified to act as an issuing agent for the sale
of United States Defense Savings Bonds of Series E, pursuant and subject to the provisions of
Treasury Department Circulars numbered 653 and 657, dated April 15, 1941, as amended, and as
may, from time to time, be amended or supplemented, and instructions issued pursuant thereto.
The maximum amount of such bond stock which you may obtain on your requisition therefor
at any one time will be $

(maturity value). This amount, subject to the provisions of

Treasury Circular numbered 657, may be modified from time to time.




FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF
Fiscal Agent of the United States

By

APPLICATION—TRUST AGREEMENT
l

(Defense Savings Bonds, Series E)
194

To the FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF

as Fiscal Agent of the United States.
The undersigned, a designated issuing agent for the sale and issue of Defense Savings Bonds,
Series E, and a duly qualified member of
,
(Indicate Insurance Corporation, Fund or System)

50% of the(1)
of which is $
, does hereby
desire to qualify pursuant to provisions of section 3, of United States Treasury Department
Circular No. 657, as amended, to obtain a stock of such bonds sufficient to meet its requirements
without the pledge of collateral security, and agrees to the following conditions:
CONDITIONS

The entire stock of Defense Savings Bonds, Series E, heretofore or hereafter obtained, until
sold, and the proceeds thereof, when sold, shall at all times be the property of the United States
and are to be held in trust for it. The undersigned shall be responsible for all acts of its own officers
and employees in the custody, issue, and sale of said bonds and shall be required to use the same
care in the safekeeping of said bonds and the proceeds thereof as it uses in the care of its own
securities and funds. If bonds are lost or stolen, the undersigned shall immediately notify the
Federal Reserve Bank of
. All Defense Savings Bonds, Series E, are to be sold
pursuant to the provisions of Treasury Department Circular No. 653, and the proceeds therefrom
are to be remitted in accordance with the provisions of Treasury Department Circular No. 657, as
amended, or instructions issued from time to time by the Federal Reserve Bank of
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this agreement to be executed under seal by
the officer below named, thereunto duly authorized by a resolution of its governing board adopted
on the
day of
, 194 .
(Name)

[SEAL]
(Address)

By

(Signature of Officer)
(Title of Officer)

(1) Indicate basis of computation, whether capital and surplus, surplus only, guaranty fund, reserve for capital purposes or a
similar fund or funds.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
STATE OF

ss:

COUNTY OF.

On this

day of

, 194 , before me appeared
, to me personally known, who, being by me duly sworn,

(Name of Officer)

did say that he is the

of the
(Title of Officer)

and
(Name of Institution)

that the seal affixed to the above instrument is the official seal of said institution, and that the
above instrument was signed and sealed in behalf of said institution by authority of its governing
board, and said officer acknowledged said instrument to be the free act and deed of said institution.
Notary Public
(In case the applicant has no official seal, omit the words—"the seal affixed to the above instrument is the official seal of said
institution and t h a t " and add at the end of the affidavit clause the words—"and that said institution has no official seal".)



FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
OF NEW YORK

October 8, 1941.

To all Banking Institutions in the
Second Federal Reserve District:

We are pleased to announce that Rensselaer County Bank
and Trust Company, Rensselaer, New York, has become a
member of the Federal Reserve System effective October 8,1941.




ALLAN SPROUL,

President.


Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, One Federal Reserve Bank Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63102