July 26, 1918

10 July 1918
Harvey L. Williams, Esq.,
American Red Cross,
c/o American Consul.

Milano.

Dear Sir:

We beg to inform that we have been instructed by our Home Office to open a credit in your favor for $100--

We are transferring this amount equal to Lires 887-50 to your disposal with the Credito Italiano, Milano, and we Are instructing them also to pay you a further sum of about Lires 500., if you should require it. Very truly yours,

THE EQUITABLE TRUST COMPANY OF NEW YORK. EB/GH

 July 26th.

Dear Dad:-
Rec'd this today. The Credito Italiano is the Equitable Trust's agent in Milano. Have written to the Equitable Trust in Paris telling them that when the Credito Italiano notifies them that I have exhausted the 887 lires to let you know, so that you can make another deposit with the N.Y. office. In the meantime - while they are writing and waiting for an answer, I can use the 500 lires. I will try to make the 687 go as far as possible, but this arrangement will merely make things quicker when necessary. Thanks very much for this first deposit. Harvey

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