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A DETAILED REPORT BY THE ALIEN PROPERTY
CUSTODIAN OF ALL PROCEEDINGS HAD BY HIM
UNDER THE TRADING WITH THE ENEMY ACT
DURING THE CALENDAR YEAR 1918 AND TO
THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON FEBRUARY 15, 1919

MARCH 1, 1919.-Referred to the Committee on Commerce

and ordered to be printed with illustrations

WASHINGTON
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

1919

LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL.

To the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives:

As required by section 6 of the trading with the enemy act, I transmit herewith for the information of the Congress a detailed report by the Alien Property Custodian of all proceedings had by him under said act during the calendar year 1918 and to the close of business on February 15, 1919.

WOODROW Wilson. The White IIOUSE, 28 February, 1919.

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JUL 25 1919

REPORT OF ALIEN PROPERTY CUSTODIAN.

WASHINGTON, D. C., February 22, 1919. DEAR MR. PRESIDENT: The trading with the enemy act, section 0, requires " that the President shall cause a detailed report to be made to Congress on the 1st day of January of each year of all proceedings had under this act during the year preceding. Such report shall contain a list of all persons appointed or employed, with the salary or compensation paid to each, and a statement of the different kinds of property taken into custody and the disposition made thereof."

I have the honor to submit a report of all proceedings had under said act during the year 1918 on the part of the Alien Property Custodian. I have deferred making the report beyond the time mentioned in the act in order to make it more nearly complete. As the end of the year 1918 I was in the middle of my selling program and many investigations of enemy property had not been completed. I think I am now able to say that practically all known enemy property in the United States has been taken over by me and is being administered according to the provisions of the trading with the enemy act. The more important of the properties which have been within the purview of our sales program have been disposed of. This report, therefore, is made as of the close of business on February 15, 1919. Full details with respect to all of the operations of this office appear in the following pages.

Respectfully submitted.

Sellitchele Palmer

To the PRESIDENT,

The White Ilouse.

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