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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK Circular No. 2 1 4 9 , December 9, 1940, Amending Circular No. 2147, dated November 30, 1940. PROCEDURE IN CONNECTION WITH ASSIGNMENTS UNDER THE ASSIGNMENT OF CLAIMS ACT OF 1940 To All Banking Institutions in the Second Federal Reserve District: The first paragraph following title I under the caption ''Procedure In Connection With Assignments" on page two of our Circular No. 2147, dated November 30, 1940, is amended so that the title and paragraph read as follows: I. Consent to Assignment of Claims upon Contracts dated prior to October 9, 1940. The Assistant Secretary of War is the proper head of department to give consent to an assignment of claims resulting from contracts entered into with the War Department prior to October 9, 1940. To obtain such consent, the contracting company should address the request for consent to the Chief of the Service concerned, who will then transmit it to the Assistant Secretary of War with the recomme.ndation that the consent either be given or withheld. The following are the proper Chiefs of Service to be addressed and they are all located at the War Department, Washington, D. C.: Quartermaster General The Chief of Ordnance The Chief of the Air Corps The Chief of Chemical Warfare Service The Chief Signal Officer The Chief of Engineers The Surgeon General The Chief of Coast Artillery. GEORGE L. HAEBISON, President.