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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK Fiscal Agent of the United States /"Circular No. 2 7 3 4 "I L December 13,1943 J THREE AND ONE-QUARTER PERCENT TREASURY BONDS OF 1944-46 NOTICE OF CALL FOR REDEMPTION To all Banks and Trust Companies in the Second Federal Reserve District and Others Concerned : Following is a copy of a press statement containing the text of a public notice of call, dated December 13, 1943, issued by the Secretary of the Treasury." TREASURY DEPARTMENT Washington FOR RELEASE, MORNING NEWSPAPERS, Monday, December 13, 1943. Press Service Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau announced today that all outstanding 3*4 percent Treasury Bonds of 1944-46 are called for redemption on April 15, 1944. Approximately * $1,519,000,000 of these bonds are now outstanding. The text of the formal notice of call is as follows: T H R E E AND ONE-QUARTER PERCENT TREASURY BONDS OF 1944-46 NOTICE OF CALL FOR REDEMPTION To Holders of 3percent and Others Concerned: Treasury Bonds of 1944-46, 1. Public notice is hereby given that all outstanding 3^4 percent Treasury Bonds of 1944-46, dated April 16, 1934, are hereby called for redemption on April 15, 1944, on which date interest on such bonds will cease. 2. Holders of these bonds may, in advance of the redemption date, be offered the privilege of exchanging all or any part of their called bonds for other interest-bearing obligations of the United States, in which event public notice will hereafter be given and an official circular governing the exchange offering will be issued. 3. Full information regarding the presentation and surrender of the bonds for cash redemption under this call will be found in Department Circular No. 666, dated Julv 21, 1941. HENRY MORGENTHAU, JR., Secretary of the Treasury. TREASURY DEPARTMENT, Washington, December 13, 1943. Copies of Treasury Department Circular No. 666, referred to in the above notice of call, and additional copies of this circular will be furnished upon request. ALLAN SPROUL, President.