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Alien Property Custodian Act
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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE

OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

SIXTY-SIXTH CONGRESS.

JOHN J. ESCH, Wisconsin, Chairman. EDWARD L. HAMILTON, Michigan.

THETUS W. SIMS, Tennessee. SAMUEL E. WINSLOW, Massachusetts. FRANK E. DOREMUS, Michigan. JAMES S. PARKER, New York.

ALBEN W. BARKLEY, Kentucky. BURTON E. SWEET, Iowa.

SAM RAYBURN, Texas. WALTER R. STINESS, Rhode Island. ANDREW J. MONTAGUE, Virginia. JOHN G. COOPER, Ohio.

CHARLES P. COADY, Maryland. FRANKLIN F. ELLSWORTH, Minnesota. ARTHUR G. DEWALT, Pennsylvania. EDWARD E. DENISON, Illinois.

JARED Y. SANDERS, Louisiana.
EVERETT SANDERS, Indiana.
SCHUYLER MERRITT, Connecticut.
J. STANLEY WEBSTER, Washington.
EVAN J. JONES, Pennsylvania.

GEORGE Esch, Clerk.

A. H. CLARK, Assistant Clerk. 2

JUL 2 2 1920

ALIEN PROPERTY CUSTODIAN ACT.

COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE,

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

Tuesday, March 23, 1920. The committee met at 10.30 o'clock a. m., Hon. John J. Esch (chairman) presiding.

The CHAIRMAN. The committee has before it this morning two bills—one, H. R. 12651 introduced by Mr. Butler, and one, H. R. 12884, introduced by Col. Winslow—both relating to the Alien Property Custodian act, and particularly relating to married women who have intermarried with aliens. Mr. Butler, do you wish to be heard?

Mr. BUTLER, Mr. Chairman, I introduced the bill H. R. 12651, which was prepared by the attorney general of the State of Pennsylvania. He is here, and I would be very greatly pleased to have the committee hear Mr. Schaffer at this time on that bill.

STATEMENT OF MR. WILLIAM I. SCHAFFER, ATTORNEY GENERAL

OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, HARRISBURG, PA.

Mr. SHAFFER. Mr. Chairman and gentlemen of the committee, I represent at this hearing Mrs. Sallie Crozier Hilprecht, an Americanborn woman, born of American parents, and of an ancestry that has been American for many generations.

In 1903 she married Prof. Herman V. Hilprecht, who was a German citizen and is still a German subject. Prof. Hilprecht came to Philadelphia in 1888, or prior to that time, but in 1878 he became a professor at the University of Pennsylvania as a curator of the Babylonian section of the University Museum. I have a letter here that I would like to leave with the committee and insert in the record to establish that fact. It says:

THE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM,

Philadelphia, March 17, 1920. Mr. B. H. LUDLOW,

1200 Lincoln Building. DEAR SIR: In response to a request which came yesterday from your office, I now send you the following information:

Prof. Herman V. Hilprecht served as curator of the Babylonian section of the University Museum from 1888 until December 31, 1910. Very truly, yours,

G. B. GORDON, Director. Prof. Hilprecht remained curator of the Babylonian section of the University Museum and professor of Assyriology and kindred subjects at the university until 1910.

In 1903 he married Mrs. Hilprecht. She was at that time a widow and had been a widow for a number of years. She was residing in

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