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The Brain Trust

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Charles Dawes

Charles Dawes, Pilgrims Society, authored the Dawes Plan under which German currency was reorganized after the 1923 Weimar hyperinflation debacle into the "Rentenmark," the new paper currency was allegedly "backed" by all the land in Germany. Dawes, a natural gas magnate, became Ambassador of England, 1929-1932 and was tapped to head the $2 billion Reconstruction Finance Corporation in 1932. The RFC had huge manipulative gold activities (evidence is in numerous New York Times news stories, I hope to review when time allows; for example, November 7, 1933, page 37 "RFC Gold Buying a Substantial Sum but Keeps Total a Secret")

In 1925 Dawes won the Nobel Prize with Sir Austen Chamberlain, Pilgrims Society, silver suppressor. Dawes authored "The Banking System of the United States" in 1892 and organized Central Trust Company of Illinois in 1902. Dawes was director of the Bureau of the Budget in 1921 and tremendous quantities of war related products and machinery was “auctioned” to such as Andrew Mellon for pennies on the dollar. Dawes, vice President of the U.S., 1925-1929, became Ambassador to Britain till 1932 and was inducted into the Order of the Bath, tracing back centuries to a time when military leaders acting for the Crown would take a ceremonial bath after dispatching the King’s enemies.

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Adolph Augustus Berle Jr.

Adolph Augustus Berle Jr., Pilgrims Society

  • Special counsel to the covert gold dealing Reconstruction Finance Corporation, 1933-1938.
  • Helped found the St. Lawrence Seaway and the International Civil Aviation Organization.
  • Ambassador to Brazil, 1945-1946.
  • Wiggin was a delegate to the Pan American Financial Conference of 1915, where monetary silver was ignored.

The New York Times, November 1, 1933, page 10, described Berle as:

a member of the Brain Trust and one of those formulating President Roosevelt’s program.

The story also mentioned Rexford Tugwell as part of FDR’s “Brain Trust;” Tugwell later surfaced as a Pilgrims Society member with a long list of connections.

Members of The Pilgrims have guided our national destiny to our immense detriment for over a century; but they won’t release a membership roster, as they do indeed have an overwhelming number of manipulations to hide — they want us to believe it’s all happened by random chance!

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Albert H. Wiggin

Albert H. Wiggin, Pilgrims Society.

  • Organized Bankers Trust Company.
  • In 1917 became chairman of Chase National Bank.
  • Instrumental in bringing in members of the Rockefeller family as investors to Chase National Bank.
  • He was a member of the anti-silver money Bankers Club of America.
  • Wiggin was treasurer and trustee of the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Association (Who’s Who, 1942, page 2339).

Wiggin appeared on over seventy (70+) corporate boards, including such large entities as:

  • General Motors
  • Westinghouse Electric
  • B.F. Goodrich
  • Newmont Mining

He sold short shares of Chase, netting over $4 million in that deal alone, which was set up via a Canadian entity to be tax free. See: Albert Henry Wiggin at Wikipedia.

The New York Times, April 25, 1934, page 4, brazenly contradicted itself first by saying:

Banks have no interest in the price of silver. and in the same story stating The Chase National Bank has had important relationships with the silver markets in many countries, including the Far East.
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Myron T. Herrick
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Cordell Hull

Myron T. Herrick, Pilgrims Society

Who Was Who In America, 1897-1942, page 555.

  • Was chairman of Union Carbide & Carbon Company (industrial silver user).
  • President American Bankers Association (anti-silver).
  • Director New York Life Insurance.
  • Member Republican National Committee.
  • Ambassador to France.
  • Governor of Ohio.

Cordell Hull, Pilgrims Society

  • He was the longest serving Secretary of State, 1933-1944.
  • Hull is known as "the father of the United Nations" (See Cordell Hull Biography) another giant organization of extreme importance tracing back to a Pilgrims Society member!
  • Hull wrote the Federal Income Tax statute of 1913 and its 1916 revision and the inheritance tax law of 1916.
  • The king makers behind him knew they’d be exempt from inheritance tax via their foundations and trusts; another way to prevent capital formation outside The Society.
  • Chaired the American delegation to the World Monetary & Economic Conference of London from June 12 to July 27, 1933, held at the Geological Museum.

It was at this meeting in which the Pilgrims Society agreed on behalf of their sinister government that it would limit its silver dumping out of British India to 35 to 50MOZ per annum (Commercial & Financial Chronicle, December 23, 1933, page 4440).

The Times, London, June 28, 1933, page 9 said:

The Pilgrims organization had become renowned throughout the world BY CEMENTING BETTER RELATIONS BETWEEN ALL THE NATIONS.

Yet, the Society remains known to very few, and the extremely rare references to them in the public record apparently function to fend off the allegation that they are a Secret Society.

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Herbert B. Swope

Herbert Bayard Swope, Pilgrims Society.

  • Was a U.S. delegate to the World Monetary & Economic Conference of 1933 at London in which silver was again dealt blows while being given lip service only.
  • He was chief correspondent of The New York World at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.
  • Member of the War Industries Board.

The 1940 Who’s Who, page 2518 shows him:

  • Member of executive committee of Columbia Broadcasting System, Brooklyn Manhattan Transit and N.Y. Rapid Transit, and director of Queens Traction, member N.Y. State Planning Board. Vice chairman N.Y. State Committee on Emergency Public Works, 1932-1933.
  • Member State and City executive committee of National Recovery Administration. Member executive committee Senator Wagner’s and Governor Lehman’s campaigns. Delegate to National Democratic Convention and member executive committee, 1932 and 1936.
  • Former director National Public Housing Conference. Member executive committee, N.Y. Unemployment Relief, 1932-1933.
  • Member executive committee Voluntary Defenders League. Member American Society of Newspaper Editors (one of the founders).
  • Council on Foreign Relations. Address — 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

Herbert Swope once won $470,000 in a single poker game in a small example of how Pilgrims Society members “seize the wealth necessary” (see: Herbert Bayard Swope at Wikipedia)

The 1948 Who’s Who, pages 2428-2429 shows he became:

  • Chairman of Overseas News Agency.
  • Consultant to Secretary of War, 1942-1946.
  • Received 2 Pulitzer Prizes.
  • Member U.S. delegation to United Nations Atomic Energy Commission which prepared plan for Atomic Control; Pilgrims.

His older brother Gerard Swope, president of General Electric, was also a Pilgrims Society member.

The earlier volume showed Herbert as a member of the Commission of Crime Control in New York. What a laugh! They sabotage silver to impoverish the world then show themselves public spirited citizens by clamping down on small scale criminals!

A metal of declining monetary usefulness

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Sir Siegmund Warburg

Sir Siegmund Warburg, Pilgrims Society.

Warburg's are an important family dynasty of The Pilgrims Society and Sir Siegmund Warburg, the creator of the Eurobond market, was mentioned by Business Week Magazine in "A European Prefers Wall Street," November 23, 1974, pages 92-93 … he …


The 1934 book, "The Money Muddle" by James Warburg, reviewed in Time Magazine, May 21, 1934, revealed the view of his father — Pilgrims Society member Paul Warburg, (known as the "father of the Federal Reserve Act") that monetization of silver is wrong!

S.G. Warburg & Company merged into Swiss Bank Corporation in 1995. Ted Butler has often alleged Swiss banks to have sold huge amounts of unbacked silver certificates; this of course in addition to serious fraud would represent another major element of silver price suppression.

London financiers, leaders of a group of would-be gods!
Manipulating gold, silver, currencies, and opium pods!
University economists lying for them, getting their nods,
Telling us paper money is wealth, miserable clods!

As of late 2010 we see reports of large banks stalling when called on by clients to take delivery of stored (?) silver, and offers of cash instead!

Warburg’s fellow Pilgrims Society member, Lord Roll of Ipsden, was a governor of the Bank of England, 1968-1977, and chaired the Society’s unofficial subsidiary for indoctrinating transitory heads of state, the Bilderberg meetings, from 1986-1989. Warburg’s son George appeared in the leaked 1969 list for London.

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King Edward & Adolf Hitler — 1937

King Edward VIII, Duke of Windsor, The Pilgrims Society. Royal Patron of the fiat money creators.

The Commercial & Financial Chronicle, January 1, 1938, page 45, noted that Federal Reserve Bank of New York official, W. Randolph Burgess, in a speech to the American Economic Association (banker prostitute professors) advocated lowering the price of silver. Page 47, in continued coverage of the speech, noted that in place of gold payments, Burgess suggested what he called:


How can mere numbers substitute for physical commodity? Burgess chaired the anti-silver American Bankers Association in 1944-1945 and was an executive of the predecessor to Citigroup.

It’s unclear which year Burgess became a Pilgrims Society member; he never so stated in any Who’s Who volume but appeared in the leaked 1969 list. Does the Society care to disavow any names as members? No, the Society wants to remain silent, and in the dark!

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Senator Jacob Javits
W. Randolph Burgess

At that time silver was federally fixed (Fascism) at 77.57 cents per ounce; as of the January 8, 1938 Commercial & Financial Chronicle, the Treasury responded to this central banker’s suggestion by lowering the silver price to 64.64 cents per ounce. (Fascism!)

Life Magazine showed Burgess at the American Embassy in Paris, France, circa 1957, the year he became U.S. Ambassador to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) hob-nobbing with Rhode Island Senator, Silver Users Association ally Theodore Green. In the photo aa right, Burgess is on the right and he’s seen with silver price suppressor, New York Senator Jacob Javits. (More on Javits later on!)


— Arizona Congressman John Murdock, New York Times, September 21, 1942, page 26.

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Cyrus Curtis

Cyrus Curtis, Pilgrims Society

  • Publishing magnate Cyrus Curtis (1850-1933) owned The Saturday Evening Post.
  • The Saturday Evening Post, October 31, 1942, gave the banker shill, Walter Spahr, a sounding board for his attack on silver money.
  • The article was titled "Silver Scandal" and the American Economic Association member vilified monetary silver as a tool of "currency expansionists" which is like calling a protective parent an ally of child molesters!
  • In addition to owning the Saturday Evening Post, Curtis owned the Ladies Home Journal
  • Both together once accounted for 40% of all magazine advertising revenues in America.
  • His fortune in 2008 dollars was reckoned to be $43.2 billion (See Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis at Wikipedia)

In "More Sense About Silver" on December 24, 1942, page 14, the New York Times spoke of metal — referred to silver as being:

… a metal of declining monetary usefulness.

In 1942, when "More Sense About Silver" appeared in the New York Times, the publisher of the great newspaper was Arthur Hays Sulzberger

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New York Times publishers

Arthur Hays Sulzberger, Pilgrims Society

  • He had hydroelectric power interests
  • Was a Rockefeller Foundation trustee from 1939 to 1957.

Left to right, New York Times publishers, all tawdry Pilgrims Society members:

  • Adolph S. Ochs (1896-1935)
  • Arthur Hays Sulzberger (1935-1961)
  • Orvil E. Dryfoos (1961-1963)
  • Arthur Ochs Sulzberger (1963-1992)
  • Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., 1992 to present.
Bring up taboo topics,
I get that deer in the headlights look;
Some call me an editor,
What I am really is a crook!

While the great newspaper is a prime source of information on silver history, its editorial slant has been oriented against silver for well over a century.

Three examples will suffice — the New York Times, January 23, 1878, page 4, called silver coins a “drug” and the silver trade dollars (1873-1885) a “nuisance.”

In the New York Times, July 9, 1878, page 4:


From “The Silver Hallucination,” editorial, New York Times, October 11, 1878, page 4:


The Nation, the oldest weekly magazine in continuous publication in the United States since 1865, featured and article “Silver Without Sense” in its May 2, 1934 edition; page 494 refers to “THE SILVER MANIACS” and stated:


That’s such a richly poisonous allegation by a synthetic money bandwagon member! Franklin Roosevelt, Pilgrims Society gold and silver stealer, was a contributor to The Nation. On November 6, 1873, The Nation posted an anti-silver article, “Ministers of Finance.” Other contributors to The Nation have included Communist Leon Trotsky and confetti currency advocate John Maynard Keynes.

Richard T. Ely

Richard T. Ely, Pilgrims Society.

  • Founder in 1885 of the anti-silver American Economic Association. (Who’s Who, 1940, page 862)
  • The Ford Foundation, led by such Pilgrims Society members as Henry T. Heald, John J. McCloy and Paul G. Hoffman, has supported the AEA.
  • The AEA has 18,000 members, at least half are university professors.
  • Sponsored by the Vanderbilts, a founding family of The Pilgrims Society.

The American Economic Association listed as Richard T. Ely Lecturers the following anti-silver individuals:

  • Andrew F. Brimmer (1982) ex-Federal Reserve governor, director of Du Pont (Silver Users Association members), COMEX governor in January 1980 when liquidation only in silver was ordered, destroying the Hunts.
Swing a dead chicken, utter a voodoo chant,
But without gold & silver, you really can’t,
Fix the money system, hear the stupid rant,
Of the prostitute economist, who shows his slant!

As the economist wipes the pus from his eyes;
We look at him, and he’s covered with flies!
He stands in supreme disgrace;
Lying for bankers all over the place!

  • George P. Shultz (1995) former Secretary of State, ex- director of J.P. Morgan & Company, Pilgrims Society member.
  • Martin S. Feldstein (1996) Harvard Professor, director American International Group.
  • Lawrence H. Summers, anti-gold Treasury Secretary (probably a member).
  • Mervyn A. King (2004, governor of the Bank of England (very likely a member).
  • The American Economic Association executive committee has featured Ellen R. McGrattan of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Take cover of AEA Journal, laminate, and place in bottom of your toilet bowl. (see: AEAweb)
Gold Absorption Conspiracy

Myers in "History of the Great American Fortunes," (first edition 1907), page 368, noted of the Vanderbilts:


That was back in the 19th century!

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Cornelius Vanderbilt III

Cornelius Vanderbilt III was on The Pilgrims executive committee ("The Pilgrims of the United States," 2003, page 102) as was Herbert Satterlee, son in law of the Pilgrims Society member who was called "almost Lord of Creation" (J.P. Morgan) and was present at a reception in New York for the Prince of Wales on November 21, 1919.

Of Vanderbilt’s grandfather financial historian Gustavus Myers said:

The impact of his vast fortune was well-nigh resistless.

… and reported his legalized theft of $44 million in 1869!

According to Who’s Who, 1916, page 2515 — Vanderbilt III was a director of some 22 entities involved in banking, railroads, subways, real estate, life insurance and steel, some operating in Mexico and the Philippines

The Vanderbilts have had other representation in The Society — including becoming a son in law of Pilgrims Society member Donald Platten in 1986, then chairman of Chemical Bank New York, now part of "Jive Pig Moron Erase!"

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Charles Dewey Hilles

Charles Dewey Hilles (1867-1949), Pilgrims Society, was assistant Secretary of the Treasury, 1909 to 1911, when he became special assistant to President Taft (Pilgrims Society), very likely helping plan strategy to advance the central bank legislation of Pilgrims member Senator Aldrich. Later as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Taft sided with silver stealing Treasury Secretary Mellon, his fellow Pilgrims member. As President Taft had already appointed six (6) Supreme Court Justices and sixty two (62) other Federal judges! Hilles chaired the Republican National Committee, 1912-1916. He was a New York delegate to the Republican National Conventions of 1916, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932 and 1940, and was a member of the Republican National Committee from 1924-1938. The Cambridge, Massachusetts Sentinel, August 17, 1912, page 3, said as of that date, Hilles was “the field marshal of the Republican forces.” He was for many years president of the Ohio Society of New York, composed of prominent persons who were born in Ohio.

In “America’s 60 Families” by Lundberg (1937), pages 236-237, we note Hilles being taken care of by inner circle Pilgrims Society members:

“The Standard Brands offering was worth $10,000 per thousand shares to each insider from the start. IT WENT TO PERSONS INFLUENTIAL IN THE CONTROL OF NATIONAL AFFAIRS.”

He became president of the National Republican Club and was a member of the anti-silver New York State Chamber of Commerce. He was a trustee of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, of a copper and polymetallic mining family represented in The Pilgrims over the years by assorted men; he was a director of American Smelting & Refining Company (ASARCO); Bankers Trust (associated with the anti-silver J.P. Morgan interests); General Cable Corporation; Anglo-Chilean Nitrate Company; Otis Elevator; New York Life Insurance; Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad; Central Westchester Realty; Library Square Realty; Eastport National Bank; Marine Midland Bank; Eagle Machine Company; American Employers Liability Insurance; resident manager for New York State of Employers Fire Insurance; and for over 25 years, resident manager for New York State of Employers Liability Assurance Corporation. Think insurance giants aren’t relevant to silver suppression? In addition to how hard details often are to come by, we knew years ago by Butler that AIG Insurance was leader in the Chinese silver “leasing” business

Charles D. Hilles Jr. surfaced in the leaked list of The Pilgrims, 1957; he was a trustee of the Taft School (recall his father’s association with President Taft); Jr. was associated for over 20 years with the American Cancer Society, believed by many – including myself – to be in the business of suppressing natural cancer treatments in order to enhance mega-billions in income for hospitals, doctors and drug companies; he was a director of ITT Corporation (International Telephone & Telegraph); American Guarantee & Liability Insurance; Zurich Life Insurance; New York Trust; American Cable & Radio; Beekman Downtown Hospital and others. Jr. was also a trustee of Lingnan University, Hong Kong; and as of 1960 Who’s Who, page 1336, was treasurer of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. In 1954-1955 he was special adviser to the U.S. High Commissioner in Germany – Pilgrims Society member James Bryant Conant. Jr. was on the advisory committee to the New York Public Library, very likely with a checklist of banned books, such as those favorable to silver money!

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Robert M. Kindersley

Robert M. Kindersley, 1st Baron Kindersley (1871-1954), Pilgrims Society, Order of the British Empire, was a businessman, stock broker, merchant banker and central banker. Kindersley’s father was from a wealthy family who had been a Captain in the British Indian Army.

  • He organized the National Savings Committee, and became president from 1920-1946 — egging on commoners to hold savings in other than precious metals so he and his Pilgrims Society inflation kingpin pals could continue to slash at their financial security.
  • He joined the London Stock Exchange in 1901, becoming a partner in David A. Bevan & Company in 1902 and the merchant bank Lazard Brothers in 1905, a firm with which he was connected for the rest of his life and of which he became chairman in 1919.
  • He was Governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company from 1915 to 1925
  • Director of the gold and silver suppressing Bank of England from 1914 to 1946.
  • In 1924 he was the senior British representative on the Dawes Committee, chaired by Charles Dawes, Pilgrims Society.
  • He was a major shareholder in Canadian Northern Railway. The town of Kindersley, Saskatchewan, is named for him.
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Howard Heinz

Howard Heinz (1877-1941), Pilgrims Society, in 1919 became head of the food processing conglomerate his father founded and was a member of the War Industries Board of Philadelphia. The 1940 Who’s Who, page 1218, doesn’t show he was a Pilgrims member (most members appearing in Who’s Who don’t disclose this), but his name is in the leaked 1940 list. His bio information in WW shows him the father of Henry John Heinz II (Pilgrims leaked list 1969) also of the Heinz agribusiness giant and Heinz II was on the Bilderberg steering committee for many years, in keeping with The Pilgrims Society being the management of other globalist groups and therefore, the top group; Heinz was likely there as a proxy for the far larger Mellon interests.

Howard Heinz was a member of elite Pittsburgh social clubs – Allegheny Country; Pittsburgh Golf; Fox Chapel Golf; Harvard-Yale-Princeton Club; in New York, the University Club; Yale Club and the Recess; and others in Chicago and London. These exclusive clubs are often the site of what many people would call “intrigues.” Howard also was a member of the National Industrial Conference Board in New York and was president of the Pittsburgh Regional Planning Association (all such groups are collectivist schemes to control the public, especially during manufactured crises). Additionally he had been named United States Food Administrator of Pennsylvania early in WW2, presumably in a shortage he’d decide who was allowed to eat; as if this weren’t enough, he was also chairman of the Food Supply Committee of the National Council for Defense for Pennsylvania and was “zone chairman” in the U.S. Food Administration for Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia – a “food Czar” if you will.

Heinz was a trustee of the warmongering Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, endowed by Crown loyalist, Pilgrims member Andrew Carnegie; he was a governor of Yale Publishing Association (to see to it that silver was either not mentioned, or slammed); a trustee of the University of Pittsburgh (for similar reasons) and the Carnegie Institute; Western Pennsylvania Hospital (The Pilgrims are big hospital trustees and are scheming to use medicine to destroy the middle class); director of Pennsylvania Railroad and of Mellon Bank (his son, father of a U.S. Senator, was also a Mellon Bank director), in which silver stealing Pilgrims Society member Andrew Mellon was dominant.

Senator Heinz, his grandson, unsurprisingly was a member of the Senate Banking Committee and chaired the subcommittee on International Finance and Monetary Policies (another “plant” against gold and silver”). In 1979 Pilgrims member Heinz II was cited by The Queen, patron of The Pilgrims Society, “for significant contribution in the furtherance of British-American relationships,” making him an “honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire,” meaning, he helped advance the cause of World Government under the British Royal family!

Page 2233 of the 1941 Who’s Who shows John E. Rovensky, Pilgrims Society, of 55 Wall Street, as a vice president of National City Bank of New York, a predecessor of Citigroup. Rovensky, for whom a famous 46.50 carat diamond is named, was an executive committee member of the Stable Money Association of America.

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Edwin Walter Kemmerer
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Paul Moritz Warburg

Edwin Kemmerer, anti-silver money activist economist, was a president of the Stable Money Association.

He was associated with U.S. & Foreign Securities Corporation, later run by anti-silver coinage Pilgrims Society member Douglas Dillon (which read about later).

According to Knights of Malta — Pilgrims Society members Kemmerer was a Pilgrims Society member and a new entry to my lists.

In "Kemmerer on Money" (1934, John C. Winston Company, Philadelphia), page 116, Kemmerer stated:

Silver will perform no useful monetary function in the United States.

Paul Moritz Warburg, Pilgrims Society

  • Another high level propagandists against silver in the so-called Stable Money Association included Paul Warburg of the Bank of Manhattan, a predecessor to current silver price antagonist JPMorganChase.
  • Known as the Father of the Federal Reserve Act who became a member of the Federal Reserve Board, 1914-1918
  • Director Wells Fargo
  • Walburg had considerable holdings in railroad and silver using as catalyst chemical industries.
  • Director, Council on Foreign Relations, 1921-1932
  • Warburg was also a member of the anti-silver Economic Club of New York
  • Nominee to the board of the War Finance Corporation whose niece married a Rothschild.
  • Chaired International Acceptance Bank. Read more on the International Acceptance Bank and its ties to Soviet Communist development. (see: Prelude to the New Deal)
  • Trustee of the anti-silver Brookings Institution in the District of Columbia.
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Warburg at Pan American
Financial Conference of 1915

Page 169 of the report of the proceedings of the Pan American Financial Conference of 1915 features this statement from inner circle Pilgrims Society member Paul Moritz Warburg:

The United States has a gold stock amounting to the phenomenal sum of about $1,890,000,000, of which so far only $800,000,000 in round figures have been concentrated in the Federal Reserve banks. THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANKS NEED ONLY CONTINUE THE PROCESS JUST BEGUN OF SUBSTITUTING FEDERAL RESERVE NOTES FOR THE GOLD AND GOLD CERTIFICATES NOW IN CIRCULATION, IN ORDER TO GAIN CONTROL OF VAST ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL POWER WHICH NOW LIES IDLE. We may confidently expect to find ample means to handle this business by the simple process of perfecting our organization and assembling our idle gold.

Biography from notes that Warburg’s son was an advisor to FDR. Paul Warburg attended the Pan American Financial Conference in D.C. in 1915.

PAUL MANIAC WARTHOG was candid as to the gold absorption conspiracy he was part of — ripoff gold from the citizenry in return for bastardized banker issued paper jinxed to catch fire as to purchasing power. They regard precious metal outside their control as “idle” and it’s “ours,” said Warburg! That meeting was 14 years and 10 months before Roosevelt’s gold seizure order; evidently threats of penalties were deemed necessary to get most of the rest of the gold deemed “idle” by The Pilgrims Society. And according to the dictates of their septic tank mentalities, having criminalized private ownership of gold, they couldn’t help themselves but to also go after silver, which they did after a phenomenal 17 months had elapsed.

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John Bassett Moore
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Owen D. Young
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Gates White McGarrah

John Bassett Moore, Pilgrims Society.

  • Moore was another Pilgrims Society member at that 1915 conference.
  • President of the American Political Science Association.
  • Honorary president of the Pan American Society.
  • Became a judge at the Permanent Court of International Justice at The Hague.
  • Director Equitable Life Assurance Society.
  • Gave as his address in the 1933 Who’s Who, page 1653, as Chase National Bank.

Owen D. Young, Pilgrims Society

  • Also of the anti-silver Stable Money Association was Owen D. Young, monetary silver suppressor.
  • Young founded Radio Corporation of America in 1919
  • Trustee of Rockefeller Foundation 1928-1940
  • Director Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1923-1940, ending as chairman.
  • The chairman of General Electric, 1922-1939 and 1942-1944
  • Director, Council on Foreign Relations, 1927-1940 (a front by which many influential persons are brought into The Pilgrims Society orbit without actually being members).
  • He was also a member of the War Manpower Commission, 1942-1945
  • Creator of the Young Plan for German reparations, which gave rise to the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, in 1930. (See Young Plan at Wikipedia)

Gates White McGarrah, Pilgrims Society of 33 Wall Street, originally a Chase National Bank executive, was president of the New York Clearing House Association, 1917-1919

  • Became chairman of the New York Federal Reserve Bank in May 1925 and was a director of American Brake & Shoe Foundry; Air Reduction Company; Associated Dry Goods; Eagle Indemnity Company; Bucyrus Company; Batopilas Mining Company; Alberger Pump & Condenser; American Bankers Safety Company; Greenwich Savings Bank; Mechanics & Metals National Bank; Bankers Trust; Guaranty Trust; Astor Trust; and was a member of the anti-silver Bankers Club in Manhattan (Who’s Who, 1915, page 1506 and 1929, page 1431)
  • He was a founder of the American Institute of Banking and went to be first chairman of the Bank for International Settlements in 1930 into 1933.
  • He was a U.S. representative at the 1933 World Monetary & Economic Conference in London where silver was denied its full status.
  • After BIS he became president of First National City Bank of New York and a director of General Electric, U.S. Steel, Mutual Life Insurance and Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  • He was an Astor family operative as an Astor Foundation trustee.
  • Director, Council on Foreign Relations, 1936-1945.
  • Trustee of Columbia University
  • Trustee Union College
  • Trustee American Academy in Rome
  • Trustee American Historical Association

The reason for mentioning those trusteeships is clear — it must be suspected that in his capacity as trustee, he caused those institutions to maintain an anti-silver slant. That could consist of simply not mentioning silver!

His grandson Richard Helms became CIA director, 1965-1973, then Ambassador to Iran, 1973-1976. In 1977 Helms, who surfaced in the leaked list of The Pilgrims for 1974, became president of the Safeer Company (as of the 1994 Who’s Who, page 1538, was still in that position); a consumer conglomerate in 3 Arab Gulf countries. At the Proceedings of the Academy of Political Science in which McGarrah was speaking of the Bank for International settlements (quoted in The Journal of the Academy of Political Science, January 1931, page 235, McGarrah was intentionally opaque:

It is extremely difficult to give a description of the bank’s activities for the reason that it’s business is of a private nature.

Of course; but less so than his Pilgrims Society membership!

McGarrah was succeeded by Pilgrims Society member Leon Fraser, another anti-silver activist who BLAMED U.S. SILVER COINAGE FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE WORLD’S MONEY TROUBLES (Commercial & Financial Chronicle, May 18, 1935, page 3306).

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Otto H. Kahn

Otto H. Kahn (1867-1934), Pilgrims Society

  • Financier Kahn was still another Pilgrims Society member in the anti-silver Stable Money Association.
  • He owned a 109,000 square foot mansion on Long Island. (See Otto Hermann Kahn at Wikipedia)
  • He was sent to London by Deutsche Bank for five years and thence to Wall Street in 1893.
  • He was a director of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1921-1934 — Pilgrims Society members superintend the inferior organization.
  • He was decorated by France, Spain, Italy and Belgium.
  • Director of Union Pacific Railroad and Equitable Trust (chaired by Pilgrims Society member Alvin Wilhelm Krech). Equitable Trust was co-leader with Chase National Bank in the Soviet credit business.

New York Times, June 30, 1933, front page headline:

War Management

President Abraham Lincoln
President Abraham Lincoln
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World War II Pilgrims Society (1942)

President Lincoln was aware of monopolistic banking amalgamations and remarked:

They have him in his prison house. They have searched his person and have left no prying instrument with him.
     One after another, they have closed the heavy iron doors upon him and now they have him, as it were, bolted in with a lock of one hundred keys which can never be unlocked without the concurrence of every key — the keys in the hands of a hundred different men, and they scattered to a hundred different places; and they stand musing as to what invention in all the dominion of mind and matter can be produced to make the impossibility of his escape more complete than it is!

This secret organization of gold and silver stealers and warmongers has had the country by the throat for over a century!

Here’s the World War II management of The Pilgrims Society (1942) featuring several personalities mentioned in The Silver Stealers.

  • As president of Columbia University, Butler praised totalitarian regimes.
  • Herbert Satterlee of 49 Wall Street was son in law of J.P. Morgan (Pilgrims).
  • Thomas Lamont was CEO of the Morgan interests on Wall Street.
  • George Harrison was an official of the New York Fed Bank.
  • We just had a look at Owen D. Young and Leon Fraser.
  • Alfred Aiken was with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 1914-1917, and headed New York Life Insurance.
  • Frank Polk represented the Northern Pacific Railway, Mutual Life Insurance and U.S. Trust interests, and as commissioner of the United States delegation to the Versailles Conference of 1919, bore major responsibility for intentionally inciting Germany to start World War II. His daughter Elizabeth married a Vanderbilt relative.
  • Frederick Williamson was president of the Vanderbilt controlled New York Central Railroad and a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
  • Harry Ward (Yale 1901) of Irving Trust at 1 Wall Street was associated with the anti-silver American Institute of Banking.
  • Gano Dunn (they misspelled as “Gunn”) was with the J.G. White Engineering and construction interests, profiteers in both World Wars and director of Panhandle Eastern Pipeline and Radio Corporation of America.
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James G. Harbord

James G. Harbord (1866-1947), Pilgrims Society, became president in 1922 of Radio Corporation of America, and chairman 1930 to 1947. (David Sarnoff, Pilgrims Society, later headed RCA). Harbord was a brigadier general who saw action in the Spanish-American War of 1896 in Cuba and the Philippines; in 1916 he pursued Pancho Villa into Mexico and during World War I in German occupied France. He held decorations from England, France, Belgium, Italy, Montenegro (later Yugoslavia), Poland and Panama.

He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Knights Templar and a director of the anti-silver Bankers Trust (associated with the Morgan interests) and New York Life Insurance; National Broadcasting Company; Western Railroads; his office was at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and he was a member of the Army-Navy Club in the District of Columbia, site of the annual meeting of the Silver Users Association.

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Herbert Livingston Satterlee

Herbert Livingston Satterlee (1863-1947), a vice president of The Pilgrims during World War 2, had as his paternal grandmother, Mary Livingston, ancestry from Robert Livingston, one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in pre-Revolutionary War America. Livingston received a 250 square mile land grant in New York from King George the First; the Livingston name has surfaced in more Pilgrims Society genealogies in the New York branch than any other I’ve seen in years of research. Robert Livingston (1654-1728) married Alida Schuyler, widow of Nicholas Van Rensselaer. The Schuylers and Rensselaers were other great Colonial land fortunes – both these names appear sometimes in Pilgrims Society genealogies extending into the modern era! Satterlee married Louisa, daughter of the original J.P, Morgan (1837-1913), Pilgrims Society. Satterlee was associated with the Missouri, Kansas & Topeka Railway and an attorney at 49 Wall Street. In 1895-1896 Satterlee was aide-de-camp to Levi P. Morton (Pilgrims Society), New York governor. Satterlee was assistant Secretary of the Navy for three months in 1908-1909 and was a founder of the Navy League of the U.S. Satterlee was a backer of Theodore Roosevelt (“America’s 60 Families,” 1937, Halcyon House, N.Y., Ferdinand Lundberg). Theodore helped set up the National Monetary Commission of 1908 that lobbied for a (silver and gold suppressing) central bank. He was a member of the Bohemian Club in San Francisco and the India House Club in Manhattan

August Belmont Jr
August Belmont Jr

August Belmont Jr, Pilgrims Society

On June 16, 1931, Elizabeth Lee Saltonstall became daughter in law of Pilgrims Society member August Belmont Jr. The original Belmont was a Rothschild operative who helped finance the North during the Civil War (known by some as the War of Northern Aggression).

In 1902 Belmont founded the Interborough Rapid Transit Company, taking advantage of a trend that did much to add to his wealth (or as The Pilgrims Society says, it “absorbs” or “seizes” wealth!)

Leverett Saltonstall was Massachusetts Governor, 1939-1945 and a Senator from Massachusetts, 1945-1967, in which capacity he fought for everything the Silver Users Association wanted.

Nelson Morris
Nelson Morris
Nelson Morris 1

The 1940-1941 Who’s Who in America, page 1873 showed the son of multimillionaire Nelson Morris who founded a meat packing business in Chicago in 1856. According to this source, “At the outbreak of the Civil War, Morris received a contract to supply meat to the Union armies. He subsequently supplied all the meat for the Army of the West later in the war, and filled meat-supply contracts for the governments of England, Germany, and France. His firm of Morris & Company was one of the largest in the U.S.” Note the marriage to a member of the Rothschild dynasty, known silver money antagonists! “Interested in many banks,” another silver money suppressor, as all the big banks were in on suppression activities, including bribing members of Congress and State legislatures.

Notice he received a decoration from the government of Roumania and here we read of his arranging a $50 million loan to Roumania. That was in 1927. He was with the Romanian royal family in 1926 at the Drake Hotel and at that time he was consul general in Chicago for Roumania. What was the International Radio Forum? Did it argue for more American involvement in war? Did it argue for ending silver coinage?

In “Silver At The Crossroads,” Mining Congress Journal, February 1947, page 84, an unidentified correspondent spoke of Great Britain and …

General Lord Wavell
General Lord Wavell

General Lord Wavell, Pilgrims Society of Great Britain

  • British Viceroy and Governor-General of India at the time silver coins were again attacked there.
  • He commanded British forces in Middle East in WW2
  • Viceroy of India, 1943-47
  • Order of the Star of Nepal
  • Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India
  • Order of the Indian Empire
It seems strange to Americans that Great Britain after having been made the greatest beneficiary of the lend-lease program now plans a step which is DELIBERATELY INTENDED TO LOWER THE VALUE OF OUR TREASURY SILVER AND TO DISCOURAGE THE USE OF THIS METAL AS MONEY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. This brief analysis of the latest move by the British Government IN A FURTHER EFFORT TO DETHRONE SILVER AS MONEY indicates very clearly that it is the purpose of that Government to continue its move away from the use of precious metals as money and in the direction of paper (promise to pay) standard.” (page 85)
     In 1920 Britain waged a similar fight against silver by drastically reducing the silver content of her coins from .925 fine to .500 fine and AUCTIONING much of the resultant silver on the Shanghai bullion market. This action followed another philanthropic act on the part of the United States Government in 1918 whereby silver dollars were melted down and 200,000,000 fine ounces of residual silver were sold at $1 an ounce to Great Britain and coined into Indian rupees in order to redeem an amount of paper rupees in circulation beyond the capacity of the silver reserves of the Bank of India. This generous action by the United States Government FORESTALLED A REVOLUTION IN INDIA, according to Lord Reading, then British Ambassador to the United States. (page 85)

So important to Indians was sound, solid silver money that the British paper purveyors had to get the cooperation of America to supply silver. This was in connection with the Pittman Silver Act of 1918 by which the government silver thus forked over to the British, so that they could retain possession of India, would be replaced by newly mined Nevada silver. Lord Reading, who became Baron Reading of Erleigh, was also Chief Justice of Britain, 1913-1921; Ambassador to United States 1918-1919 (all British Ambassadors are Pilgrims members); and became British Viceroy over India in 1921. Shortly afterwards, he imprisoned Indian nationalist Mahatma Gandhi. As always, the British continued to maneuver against silver, and the article continues:

The effect of this unfortunate move was to REDUCE THE WORLD PRICE OF SILVER AT LEAST 50 PERCENT within a period of about a year. THE SHANGHAI SILVER MARKET WAS SWAMPED WITH BRITISH SILVER. Auction sales of silver followed which had a far-reaching effect upon the economy of China, then on a silver standard. THE MOMENTUM OF THE PRICE DECLINE THAT ENSUED CARRIED THE WORLD PRICE TO AN ALL-TIME LOW (in 1931) of 24.5 cents an ounce. (pages 85-86)

The unnamed author tells us (page 86) that in 1935, the British Government sent Sir Leith Ross to China “at which time the Chinese Government was induced to abandon the silver standard.

Sir Samuel Hoare
Sir Samuel Hoare

Sir Samuel Hoare, Pilgrims Society of Great Britain,

  • British Foreign Secretary who sent Sir Leith-Ross to China to “reason” with them to abandon their silver system.
  • After the Silver Purchase Act of 1934 removed from China much of what remained after the British opium trade sucked away huge amounts of silver, Sir Samuel was elevated to Viscount Templewood!

Sir Frederick Leith-Ross published in 1968  — “Money Talks: Fifty Years of International Finance, The Autobiography of Sir Frederick Leith-Ross" (London, UK: Hutchinson). Hutchinson also published the very difficult to find “Pilgrims and Pioneers.”

A web page on Sir Frederick stated:

  • Leith-Ross, Frederick, Sir, born 1887
  • International finance
  • Economic history — 20th century
  • Capitalists and financiers — Biography
If the International Monetary Fund gives impartial consideration to proposals of the interested member nations and makes an earnest effort to correct the evils of the past century PERPETRATED BY GREAT BRITAIN IN PARTICULAR in their ATTEMPT TO DEPRIVE SILVER OF ITS RIGHTFUL PLACE IN MONETARY SYSTEMS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, it is conceivable that an opportunity may soon be afforded to restore to silver a position of dignity and usefulness that should prevail throughout the world for an indefinite period.” (page 86)
Paul D Cravath
Paul D. Cravath

Paul D. Cravath, charter Pilgrims Society member in 1903, of what is today the important law firm, Cravath, Swaine & Moore in Manhattan

  • Chaired the anti-silver Economic Club of New York, 1936-1938
  • He was the representative of the Treasury Department at the Inter-Allied War Conference at Paris in December 1917
  • Member of the American delegation to the Inter-Allied Council on War Purchases and Finance in London in 1918.

Cravath represented Bethlehem Steel, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Squibb and Chemical Bank, among others.

He was president of the Metropolitan Opera Association, Decorated by France, Italy and Romania, Director of the America-Italy Society. Cravath was a director, 1921-1940, of The Pilgrims Society’s most important unofficial subsidiary, the Council on Foreign Relations, widely recognized as a virtual staffing agency for Presidential administrations.

David Sarnoff
David Sarnoff

David Sarnoff, Pilgrims Society

  • Founded the National Broadcasting Company
  • Led Radio Corporation of America (RCA) from 1919 to 1970
  • Director of National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
  • Chaired the anti-silver Economic Club of New York, 1940-1942.
  • In 1959 he was a member of a Rockefeller Brothers Fund panel.

He was a trustee of Thomas Edison Foundation, The Educational Alliance, Pratt Institute, New York University

Member of elite clubs including India House, Metropolitan and Army-Navy in the District of Columbia, site of recent meetings of the Silver Users Association.

All in the Family

Winthrop W Aldrich
Winthrop W. Aldrich

Winthrop W. Aldrich, Pilgrims Society

  • Son of Senator Nelson Aldrich, legislative leader for the Federal Reserve Act
  • Second generation Pilgrims Society member
  • Chaired the anti-silver Economic Club of New York, 1942-1944.
  • Chairman of Chase National Bank

Member of financial district clubs heavily interlocked with The Pilgrims Society, including Harvard, Knickerbocker, Bond, Broad Street, Piping Rock, The Brook, Century, Links, The Creek, New York Yacht and others.

Aldrich was a trustee of:

  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Barnard College
  • General Education Board
  • A member of the advisory committee of the anti-silver American Institute of Banking
  • Vice president of The National Institute of Social Sciences

Aldrich was a director of Rockefeller Center, Metropolitan Life, American Telephone & Telegraph, Westinghouse Electric, and Discount Corporation of New York. (Who’s Who, 1941, page 157)

Thomas J Watson
Thomas J. Watson

Thomas J. Watson Senior, Pilgrims Society

According to Who’s Who, 1941, page 157:

  • He was called "one of the richest men of his time" (See: Thomas J. Watson at Wikipedia)
  • Founded International Business Machines (IBM).

The 1953 Who’s Who, page 2545 showed Watson, then:

  • Decorated by 30 foreign governments
  • Member of the Jekyll Island, Georgia Club
  • Member of the Bankers Club of America (anti-silver money)
  • President of the anti-silver Economic Club of New York
  • Director of Morgan Guaranty Trust
  • Director Franklin Roosevelt Memorial Foundation

The 1967 Who’s Who shows his sons, Thomas J. and Arthur K. Watson both Pilgrims Society members.

Tom Watson Jr
Thomas Watson Jr.

Tom Watson Jr., Pilgrims Society

  • Time Magazine, June 14, 1999, called Watson Jr. the "greatest capitalist in history" and one of the 100 most influential persons of the 20th century.
  • Director of Bankers Trust (anti-silver)
  • He was Ambassador to the Soviet Union from late October 1979 to January 1981 during the critical period of the silver run up and its suppression, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
  • Director of the Rockefeller Foundation
  • Trustee Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships.

Arthur K. Watson, Pilgrims Society

  • Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (anti-silver).
  • Ambassador to France, 1970-1972
  • Decorated by 9 foreign governments
  • The first United States liaison to Red China (silver leasing?)
  • He was a member of the Commission on Critical Choices for Americans, a propaganda group run by Pilgrims Society member Nelson Rockefeller
  • In 1968 co-founded, with Pilgrims kingpin David Rockefeller, the Emergency Committee on American Trade, including dozens of the largest corporations (see: Arthur Kittredge Watson at Wikipedia).
  • Trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, which used to fund the Bilderberg meetings

The same volume — 1967 Who’s Who, page 1050 — shows the Watson's brother-in-law:

John N. Irwin II, Pilgrims Society

  • Son-in-law of Tom Watson Sr.
  • Director of IBM
  • Defense Department consultant, 1957-58
  • Awarded membership in the Philippine Legion of Honor
  • Advisor to the Joint United States/Philippine Finance Commission in 1947.

Obviously, that was just after the close of WWII with the extensive silver leasing by the United States. Was there a connection to silver leasing by the Philippine Central Bank? I regard it as almost a certainty; but documents confirming central bank silver leasing activities are, like Pilgrims lists, extraordinarily difficult to come by.

A Monetary Attack Against Gold

In the Commercial & Financial Chronicle, May 9, 1946, page 2517, we notice a statement by Republican Congressman Frederick C. Smith of Ohio:


You should have a sense of "who" runs the government in the District of Columbia! That was at a time when the Office of Price Management (OPA, a Fascist federal agency) dictated the silver price to be 71.11 cents per ounce, about which Utah Senator Abe Murdock said (Commercial & Financial Chronicle, June 13, 1946, page 3249):

Silver cannot be produced profitably at 71.11 cents per ounce.

The last time silver prices were fixed by Federal edict was during the "Tricky Dick" Nixon administration. Lest anyone reading this feel that government actions against silver are no concern to them, be advised that among a wide range of other nefarious activities, the OPA had "rent control" policies imposed on landlords. The purpose wasn’t to help struggling renters; the purpose was to hurt smaller real estate operators so that larger entities could grow bigger.

Nevada Silver Senator Patrick McCarran, one of the world’s all time monetary greats, reported (New York Times, December 2, 1945, page 39) a letter had surfaced in which the "ill advised sender, Mr. McCarran testified, threatened to:

come to Washington and kill me if certain events occurred.

Andrew Jackson received an average of 545 letters per annum, all anonymous, threatening him with assassination over his intent to end the United States Bank. (see "Andy By God Jackson,")

Jackson proposed to entirely do away with paper money to end convertibility problems!

President John Tyler (1841-1845) was warned of plots to assassinate him because he asked the question about a bill:

Viscount Halifax
Viscount Halifax
Edward R Stettinius Jr
Edward R. Stettinius Jr.

Pages 17-18 & 38 “The Pilgrims of The United States” (2003):

Lothian was succeeded in January 1941 by Viscount Halifax, until then the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, at a time when the Lend-Lease Bill was going through Congress, and the Pilgrims decided that they should postpone their welcome dinner UNTIL THE BILL HAD BECOME LAW, IN CASE ANYTHING HALIFAX SAID COULD BE INTERPRETED AS BRITISH PROPAGANDA AND MIGHT ENDANGER THE PASSAGE OF THE LEGISLATION. ONCE THE ACT WAS PASSED, THE AMBASSADOR WOULD BE ABLE TO SAY ANYTHING HE WANTED.
Viscount Halifax, Pilgrims Society, personally triggered The Great Depression by dumping Indian silver on world markets.

Now came to America as The Crown’s Ambassador to loot Treasury silver ostensibly owned by the American public.

Edward R. Stettinius Jr., Pilgrims Society

  • His father was a partner in J.P. Morgan & Company (probably also a Pilgrims Society member).
  • Appointed in 1941 by Pilgrims Society member Franklin Roosevelt to head the Lend-Lease Administration, which transferred 88,073,878.21 silver ounces to Great Britain for price suppression purposes (Mining Congress Journal, February 1947, page 84, "Silver At The Crossroads").
  • Stettinius was Secretary of State, 1944-1945.
  • Headed the American delegation to the United Nations Conference on International Organization at San Francisco in 1945 — the second attempt of The Pilgrims Society to create a World Government.
  • His listing in the 1941 Who’s Who, page 2459 reveals he was a director of United States Steel and Metropolitan Life and a trustee of Roosevelt Hospital (along with IBM founder, Pilgrims Society executive committee member Thomas J. Watson Sr.) and the University of Virginia and a member of the advisory committee on Social Security.

According to Nevada Silver Senator Patrick McCarran (Mining Congress Journal, February 1946, page 56).

The total silver used in Lend-Lease amounted to 408MOZ,

Samuel Montagu & Company of London estimated "almost 411 million ounces" (Commercial & Financial Chronicle, April 19, 1945, page 1748). There can be no doubt that the leasing of silver during World War II formed the basis of experience upon which the silver leasing since the early 1980s was drawn, by the likes of J. Aron & Company, at that time a Goldman Sachs division, and other bullion banks.

Thomas Ewing III
Thomas Ewing III
thomas ewing

Thomas Ewing III (1862-1942), Pilgrims Society, was an attorney who chaired the Munitions Patent Board (1918-1920) and started his career with the Columbia University School of Mines (1885-1888) which also covered silver and gold mining; source, Who’s Who in America, page 779 (see below image).

Thomas Ewing III – as of 1913 he was president of Current Literature Publishing Company and a director of Crocker-Wheeler Company. He was involved with three hospital managements and his wife inherited a small fortune from the carpet industry; carpetbaggers perhaps and Ewing III was a “Democrat” Pilgrims Society member.

Notice that Ewing III had a son named Bayard Ewing, indicating genealogical connection to the old-line Dutch Bayard family (large scale colonial land fortune) of Huguenot descent from France, a group with strong historical conflicts with the Vatican. Next notice his daughter Alexandra became Mrs. Newbold Noyes. The 1957, 1969 and 1974 New York Pilgrims lists show several members of this same family and another in the 1980 list. This family was involved in newspaper publishing, investment banking and real estate. Thomas Ewing’s club memberships (note he omits his Pilgrims membership) were full of silver suppressors from the banking community, led by other Pilgrims members. Note his father was Union Army General Thomas Ewing (1821-1896) who was a lawyer and founded the Ohio Society of New York (another Pilgrims interlock). Before that, Ewing was first chief justice of the State Supreme Court of Kansas. General Ewing was also brother in law of General William Tecumseh Sherman, the Union General who devastated Georgia late in the Civil War, and of course, also brother in law of Treasury Secretary John Sherman, major league monetary silver suppressor. He was a participating lawyer in the Lincoln Conspiracy Trials. General Ewing declined the post of Secretary of War in the Andrew Johnson administration (1865-1869) and narrowly lost a bid for the governorship of Ohio. He had investments in telegraph companies and railroads. He became an Ohio Congressman (1877-1881) and wrote the bill establishing a Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The grandfather of our subject Pilgrims Society member was Thomas Ewing (1789-1871) who was a member of the Whig Party which favored a central bank! In March to September 1841 the eldest Ewing was United States Treasury Secretary and when President Harrison died, a rift started between Ewing and the new President, John Tyler, who disfavored a renewed central bank; hence Ewing Senior’s exit from the high post due to President Tyler vetoing the subversive British connected Banking Act. He had been a Senator (1831-1837) and an antagonist of Andrew Jackson’s campaign against the silver and gold suppressing second United States Bank. The eldest Ewing became Secretary of the Interior (1849-1850) in the Zachary Taylor cabinet. Taylor, hero of the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848, was unfortunately in sympathy with the Whig Party, who were antagonistic to President Tyler due to his stance against a central bank. Ewing Senior again became an Ohio Senator from July 1850 to March 1851. We mentioned William T. Sherman as an Ewing son in law; in fact, he started as Ewing’s adopted son after Charles Sherman, a justice of the Ohio State Supreme Court, suddenly died! Hoyt Sherman, younger brother of William and John Sherman, was paymaster of the Union Army and became a leader in Iowa state banking and insurance. Two of Ewing Senior’s sons, Hugh and Charles, also became Union Army Generals! Ewing Senior was a Presbyterian (Scottish Crown loyalist) who apparently engaged in some cursory gestures to penetrate the Roman Catholic Church in his area. The Shermans were also Presbyterians and British loyalists.

The Pilgrims 1940 roster shows two Ewings: Ewing, Homer H. and Ewing, Thomas.

Senator Theodore Green
Senator Theodore Green

Rhode Island Senator Theodore Green (1937-1961) was a great friend to the Silver Users Association.

  • Was he a Pilgrims Society member? I may be able to procure a leaked list dated 1950.
  • Green was a trustee of Brown University for some years concurrent with Colgate Hoyt, Pilgrims Society New York Times, July 21, 1912, (online states no page number) whose daughter married Sir Ronald Lindsay, Pilgrims Society, Ambassador to America.
  • Colgate Hoyt married Lida Sherman, niece of Ohio Senator, Treasury Secretary John Sherman, who was a functionary for Rothschild gold manipulations, and who was brother of General Sherman who devastated Georgia at the close of the Civil War.
  • Hoyt was a director of Union Pacific Railway; Chicago & Northern Pacific Railway; Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway; Wisconsin Railroad; Oregon Railway; and others.
  • Senator Green got his Green Act passed in 1943 after Nevada silver Senator Patrick McCarran staged a filibuster in December 1942 to kill it. Under the Green Act of 1943, a Federal price cap of 71.11 cents per ounce was imposed on Western silver mine output.
  • He helped make possible the Lend-Leasing of silver by which Britain could retard prices worldwide.
  • He arranged for his silversmithing, jewelry and industrial silver using pals to grab 43,672,000 silver ounces (Commercial & Financial Chronicle, January 25, 1945, page 427).

The New York Times, June 23, 1946, section III, page 2, column one (Sunday edition) reported that General Electric was “unable to buy silver” since the Green Act expired. G.E. was/is a major Pilgrims Society corporation, and its board and management wanted to feed off miners and taxpayers — obtaining silver in a free and open market was an objectionable procedure to anticompetitive interests. The Green Act renewal was blocked by the Silver Senators; unfortunately, that victory was only temporary, as the Money Power never quits!

Sir Ronald Lindsay
Sir Ronald Lindsay
Senator Patrick McCarran
Senator Patrick McCarran

Sir Ronald Lindsay, Pilgrims Society

  • Son of the 26th Earl of Crawford.
  • Ambassador to the United States during the critical silver manipulative period, 1930-1939.
  • Son-in-law of Pilgrims Society member Colgate Hoyt of 55 Wall Street (one of many transatlantic marriages in The Society).

Hoyt was associated with silver stealing Senator Theodore Green while on the board of Brown University at Providence, Rhode Island.

Nevada silver Senator McCarran (in office 1933-1954) was outspoken in placing blame for attacks on silver money on Great Britain. In “Silver Serves Throughout the War” (Mining Congress Journal, February 1946, page 56) he charged:

The purpose of lend-leasing silver for monetary and industrial uses abroad was chiefly to enable Great Britain to control the price at a low level.

Senator McCarran (1876-1954), enemy of British/American synthetic currency operations.

Robert Henry Brand, Baron Brand, Pilgrims Society, a relative of the incredibly subversive Astors, was British representative to the silver price suppressing United States Treasury, 1944-1946. He was managing director of Lazard Brothers and chaired North British & Mercantile Insurance and a director of Lloyd’s Bank.

Wartime Federal Order L-208 (Mining Congress Journal, February 1947, page 79) was discussed in an article titled “Gold Mining in the Doldrums” by Neil O’ Donnell, vice president, Idaho Mines Corporation:

Two dates in recent times are remembered well by gold mine operators. The first is October 8, 1942, when all gold mines in the United States were closed by Limitation Order L-208. The other date is July 1, 1945, when the order was rescinded. Two facts are even more vividly remembered. The first is that economic loss was brought to the industry by L-208, and the second fact is that the cost of production of gold has risen so high since the commencement of the war that the majority of mine operators have found that gold mining is either a business with greatly reduced profits, or an unprofitable business. Although L-208 passed into history on July 1, 1945, the effects of its existence are still with us. When the gold miners were ordered to close their properties on October 8, 1942, no provision was made to lighten the inevitable burden which was to descend on their shoulders. No gold mine operator came through the 33-month period of closure without suffering serious losses, AND IN MANY CASES THE MINE OWNER WAS RUINED FINANCIALLY. If any lesson is to be learned from the issuance of L-208, it is that A SHUTDOWN ORDER IS A WEAPON OF FEARFUL POTENTIALITY. The passage of this order and the subsequent REFUSAL OF THE GOVERNMENT TO INDEMNIFY THE OPERATORS is an occurrence which should give not only mine operators, but all citizens pause to consider. A PRECEDENT IS ESTABLISHED WHICH MIGHT TOUCH NOT ONLY MINING CONCERNS, BUT ANY CITIZEN. WHO SHALL SAY NO TOMORROW IF A BUREAU OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ORDERS YOUR BUSINESS CLOSED FOR 33 MONTHS?

The people staffing these high echelon levels of the government today will be of the same character as that of 1942. They will be members of the public front known as the Council on Foreign Relations. The most elite of them will be members of The Pilgrims, who in the words of their founder Cecil Rhodes, exist to carry out “the seizure of the wealth necessary” (American Review of Reviews, May 1902, pages 557-559). Using Federal power to destroy those in their crosshairs is nothing new. It remains a truly serious threat to anyone with stakes in gold and silver. The invoking of illegal, unconstitutional, anti-Jacksonian, British Crown inspired orders is set to coincide with the creation of “emergency conditions” in order to allegedly justify tyranny.

The menace is not based in Moscow or Beijing or Teheran but in New York and London. L-208 was not issued with accompanying explanation to the effect that The Pilgrims Society insinuated its members into the Government in order to take actions to wreck people outside their circles; they cannot be so straightforward as to their pillaging activities; it was issued claiming that gold mining was diverting manpower and machinery away from war construction materials such as copper. In 1943 Utah alone produced 323,989,000 short tons of copper. There was no need to shut down gold mining — it was a monetary attack against gold and a government forced consolidation of weak interests into stronger ones after the War. The Pilgrims Society doesn’t acquire wealth with free market methods; it installs its members in Government so it can “seize the wealth necessary.”

Ferdinand Eberstadt
Ferdinand Eberstadt

Ferdinand Eberstadt of the War Production Board that issued Limitation Order L-208, surfaced in the leaked 1969 list of The Pilgrims. Eberstadt founded Eberstadt & Company, investment bankers and Chemical Fund. He married into the Van Arsdale family, descended from Dutch landowners, and was a member of such internationalist clubs as Lyford Cay (Bahamas)

Eberstadt’s papers, stored in the archives of Princeton University Library, reveal his dealings with:

  • The anti-silver Dillons
  • Queen Elizabeth, Patron of The Pilgrims Society
  • Francis Biddle, once with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and member of the Biddle family (Pilgrims Society) associated with the second Bank of the U.S.
  • Illinois Senator Paul Douglas (anti-silver)
  • President Herbert Hoover, who backed British moves in the Depression against an international silver conference in Mexico City.
  • Cyrus Eaton, notorious Soviet trade promoter associated with Pilgrims member John D. Rockefeller Jr.
  • Averill Harriman of Lend-Lease
  • Mellon family operative William Donovan of Office of Strategic Services (forerunner to the CIA)
  • Pilgrims members Allen Dulles (CIA chief) and John Foster Dulles (International Nickel Company; Bank of New York; Rockefeller Foundation; Secretary of State)
  • John T. Connor, a Pilgrims member on the Coinage Commission that recommended the cupronickel slugs
  • Senator Stuart Symington (Pilgrims) who as Secretary of Defense wrecked Northrop Aviation when it refused to an unfavorable takeover with Atlas Corporation (Convair) controlled by Floyd Odlum (Pilgrims)
  • Clifford Carver (Pilgrims) of the American Whaling Company and other interests who married Helena, daughter of General Sir John Maxwell (Pilgrims) in 1919; and many others.

Eberstadt consulted with the Rockefeller Committee on Department of Defense Organization in March 1953, which probably had to do with defense contractors looting the public.

Eberstadt spoke at the Economic Club of New York (anti-silver) on March 15, 1965, while this paper money mob was finishing off silver coins. Eberstadt’s book would have been better titled “The Will To Loot.”

Nevada Senator Patrick McCarran again, in the Mining Congress Journal, February 1951, page 105 revealed:

In July 1950 the Cuban government announced it would demonetize about 60,000,000 ounces of silver in the form of pesos and issue paper bank notes in their stead. The move was in line with recommendations of a recent Treasury and Federal Reserve Board mission to Cuba. The demonetized silver is to be sold in the New York market over a period of years and in such a way as to not disturb abruptly the operation of the market.

Silver suppressors don’t seize silver from the public in order to not suppress silver prices!

With Truman after Dropping The Bomb

Dean Acheson
Dean Acheson

Dean Acheson, Pilgrims Society

  • Secretary of State, 1949-1953.
  • He is sometimes called the "Father of NATO" (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) — an attempt at regional world government with Great Britain.
  • He was with the Pilgrims Society law firm of Covington & Burling.
  • Member of the Scroll & Key Society of Yale.
  • Acheson was decorated by Sweden, Mexico, Brazil, Columbia, Belgium, Japan, Cambodia and the United States.
  • In "Present At The Creation" (1969...the creation of NATO) he mentions Bilderberg and The Pilgrims Society, one of the extremely rare instances in print anywhere!

Dean Acheson and his fellow Pilgrims Society conspirator Henry Morgenthau Jr. — gold and silver stealer — were leaders of the American delegation at the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944, from which sprang the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

The Mining Congress Journal, February 1945, page 93 grimly reported:

Warren Lee Pierson
Warren Lee Pierson

Commenting in the Mining Congress Journal for February 1949, page 109, Senator McCarran declared of the promised, but intentionally delayed, IMF report on silver:


Warren Lee Pierson, Pilgrims Society

  • Member of Roosevelt’s National Emergency Council, 1934-1936.
  • Advisor to the American delegation at the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, at which monetary silver was excluded from their recommendations.
  • Advisor to American delegation at Inter-American Conference on Problems of War and Peace, Mexico City, 1945.
  • President of the International Chamber of Commerce, 1955-1957.
  • Pierson held decorations from Mexico, Brazil, Finland, France, Italy, Germany and Portugal.

Pierson appeared on the following boards:

■ All America Cables & Radio (Chairman)
■ Trans World Airlines
■ Investors Diversified Services
■ International Telephone & Telegraph (ITT  )
■ Wah Chang Corporation
■ Ionics Incorporated
■ Molybdenum Corporation
■ Commercial Cable
■ U.S. Industries
■ Verientes Camaguey Sugar

Laurence John Cadbury, Pilgrims Society of Great Britain, Governor of the Bank of England, 1936-1961, due to his position would have been involved with Lend Lease silver and the start of the London Gold Pool.

He became treasurer in 1936 of the Population Investigation Committee, another evidence of The Society intending to reduce world population by warfare and other means (including forced vaccinations!)

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Harriman with
(top) Joseph Stalin
(bottom) Nikita Khrushchev

William Averell Harriman. Pilgrims Society.

  • He was Ambassador to the Soviet Union, 1943-1946 and helped despotic Soviet boss Joseph Stalin increase the industrialization of Russia — Stalin outlawed gold ownership on the part of his tyrannized subjects.
  • Under Stalin's administration reports reached the West that HIS SUBJECTS WERE SHOT AND IMPRISONED FOR HOARDING SILVER AND EVEN FOR ENCOURAGING OTHERS TO DO SO (New York Times, August 18, 1930, page 6 and August 23, page 4)
  • He was heir to the great Union Pacific Railroad fortune, and the investment bank of Brown Brothers, Harriman & Company at 59 Wall Street.
  • Became chief overseas administrator of Lend-Lease in 1941, supervising among other matters the disbursement of Treasury silver out of his office in London.
  • Held many diplomatic posts and Presidential appointments, including Ambassador At Large — 1965-1969
  • Ambassador to England for several months in 1946
  • Commerce Secretary, 1946-1948
  • Director, Council on Foreign Relations, 1950-1955
  • Governor of New York, 1955-1958
  • Held interests in Polaroid; Southern Pacific Railroad; Illinois Central Railroad; Aviation Corporation; American Hawaiian Steamship Company; Hamburg American Lines; Soviet Georgia Manganese Concessions; Merchant Shipbuilding Corporation; Western Union Telegraph; Manhattan Company; Guaranty Trust
  • In 1936 he developed Sun Valley resort area in Idaho.— the first destination winter resort in the U.S.
  • Harriman’s second marriage was into the Whitney family of Standard Oil heirs and married a Churchill family relative in 1971

Harriman, seen at right in Geneva, Switzerland with Soviet boss Nikita Khrushchev.

Baron Beaverbrook
Baron Beaverbrook

Baron Beaverbrook, Pilgrims of Great Britain.

  • Was the British representative to the Lend-Lease program.
  • In 1904 he was manager of the Canadian based Royal Securities Corporation
  • By 1910 had amassed near monopoly control over the cement business in Canada, whereupon he sold out (with a dark cloud over his activities) and left for England.
  • In 1911 he was knighted by King George V, Royal Patron of The Pilgrims Society.
  • By 1918 he founded the Sunday Express which by 1934 achieved daily circulation of 1,708,000, yielding him massive income.
  • In 1941 Beaverbrook and Harriman met with Joseph Stalin and, according to Wikipedia, the Baron was "much impressed" — why not, Stalin opposed gold ownership by his subject peoples!
  • By 1946 his Daily Express attained 3,706,000 daily circulation, easily making him one of the world’s 50 most influential men.

Nevada Silver Senator Key Pittman, in a memo to the Senate Committee on Banking and Currency said (Commercial & Financial Chronicle, March 23, 1940, page 1859) stated:

Silver is a war metal. During every great war, the demand for silver, chiefly for the purpose of paying soldiers, has increased and the price has risen. Take as an example the effect of the last great World War upon the demand for silver and its great increase in price. In 1913 the world price of silver was 61.2 cents per ounce. In 1915, one year after the war commenced, the price was 67.1 cents per ounce. In 1917 it was 84 cents per ounce. In 1918, it was 98.4 cents per ounce. After the war was over, in 1919, it was $1.12 per ounce. Then the United States Government made available to exporters of silver 50,000,000 of standard silver dollars for the purpose of beating down the price of silver, under the excuse that the silver bullion price had gone above the monetary price in the United States. THE GOVERNMENT INTENDED AND DID ACCOMPLISH THE BEATING DOWN OF SILVER FROM $1.38 AN OUNCE TO 60 CENTS AN OUNCE.

The Government he referred to was chiefly, the President and the Treasury Secretary — Pilgrims Society members.

The New York Times, August 31, 1942, page 25, "Free Silver Stock Diverted To War" reported that 1.35BOZ (1,350,000,000) silver ounces were leased by the Treasury Department for use in war manufacturing plants owned by Pilgrims Society controlled interests.

President Truman and Henry Stimson
President Truman & Henry Stimson

Henry L. Stimson, Pilgrims Society

  • With President Truman after dropping atomic bombs on Japan in August 1945.
  • As Secretary of War, 1940-1945, Stimson had full control over the Manhattan Project that developed nuclear weapons. The Manhattan Project used 14,700 tons of silver — about 470MOZ in electrical conducting "busbars" and other construction to enhance technological processes in "calutrons" (see: Construction of Y-12).

I mentioned the huge silver busbars in "War And Silver" as also being used in aluminum manufacturing plants for aircraft fuselages. The aluminum industry is very electric intensive, and the Mellon family of Pilgrims Society members with ALCOA dominated (and still does) the domestic industry. Bix Weir had an insightful article as to where silver to cover deficits could have come from — the same silver used by the War Department in the Manhattan Project. (see: The Great Silver Mystery)

In all events, another case of a Pilgrims Society member influencing events affecting silver at the highest levels. Page 144 of "The Pilgrims of Great Britain" (2002) showed that on June 21, 1956, Harry Truman, former President of the United States, was guest of honor at a meeting of The Pilgrims Society of Great Britain in London. It was presided over by The Earl of Halifax, formerly Lord Irwin, British Viceroy of India, who sponsored the Royal Commission on Indian Currency that made the decision to demonetize India’s silver and dump it on the world market, collapsing world trade, causing the Great Depression and the inevitable events that led up to the second World War.


— The Mining Congress Journal, February 1957, page 118.

The Sunshine Mining Company annual report for 1983, page 5, features this commentary from Dallas resident G. Michael Boswell quoted a diplomatic source as admitting:

More crucial than strategy were silver coins with which to pay the troops. They did not want gold Yuan, but four silver dollars per month apiece or even two of these would sustain their morale. OTHERWISE COMMUNIST AGENTS COULD BUY THEM OFF WITH HARD MONEY.

Mike Boswell, whose company was later savagely destroyed by vicious silver shorts, then personally added this:

In 1937 China was attacked thus beginning a struggle that was not concluded until the Communist victory in 1949. A major factor in the failure of Chinese resistance was the then current silver famine.  IT WAS CHIANG KAI-SHEK’S INABILITY TO PAY HIS TROOPS IN SILVER COINS THAT WAS GREATLY RESPONSIBLE FOR CHINA’S LOSS OF ITS MAINLAND TO THE COMMUNISTS.

Lord Halifax, Pilgrims Society, the same fiend who unleashed the Great Depression on the world by presiding over dumping silver out of British India, was close-in on the action with Stimson, as Halifax was Ambassador to the U.S., 1940-1946.


— Nevada silver Senator Patrick McCarran, Mining Congress Journal, February 1948, page 92.

Thomas Harrington McKittrick
Thomas Harrington McKittrick

Thomas Harrington McKittrick, Pilgrims Society (1889-1970)

  • Member of the German Credits Arbitration Commission, 1931-1939
  • President of the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland from 1940-1946.
  • BIS is often called the world’s central bank and is an entity hostile towards monetary silver and gold.
  • Beginning in 1935 McKittrick chaired Northern Paper & Pulp Works, based in Estonia (could it have been a supplier of currency paper?)
  • When he left BIS he joined the board of the silver suppressing Chase National Bank.
  • Associated with the Economic Cooperation Administration in Paris in 1948 and in 1949 in London.
  • He chaired the committee on monetary relations of the International Chamber of Commerce.
  • President of the American British Foundation for European Education.
Lend-Lease Looters

James B Conant
James B. Conant

James B. Conant (1893-1978) appeared in the leaked 1969 list of The Pilgrims.

  • He was an advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation
  • President of Harvard University, 1933-1953.
  • Ambassador to West Germany, 1953-1957
  • Later chaired the Committee on the Present Danger, a warmonger front organization.
  • From 1941-1946 he was chairman of the National Defense Research Committee which played a key role in the Manhattan Project and input into the silver used.
  • Advisor to the Atomic Energy Commission, 1947-1952...

In the Commercial & Financial Chronicle, May 16, 1946, page 2703, the Economists National Committee on Monetary Policy called for lowering the silver price. Naturally, none of these fiends were involved in mining silver! One of these economists was Ivan Wright, ex of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Another was William W. Cumberland, Pilgrims Society (Who’s Who in America, 1946, page 537). Cumberland was appointed governor of the Reserve Bank of Peru for 1923-1924 in an extraordinary example of foreign influence in a silver producing country and held similar posts in Haiti and Nicaragua before joining Wellington & Company, named after the Duke of Wellington, brother in law of General Lord Packenham, bulldozed at New Orleans by Andrew Jackson in 1814 and sent back to London in a casket of rum.

Cumberland appeared on such boards as St. Louis & Southwestern Railroad and American Zinc, Lead & Smelting Company. The Economists National Committee on Monetary Policy additionally called for the conspiratorial $35 price cap on gold to be continued on a permanent basis (see "The Conspiracy Against Gold,"). Leland Rex Robinson, Pilgrims Society (Who’s Who, 1952, page 2061) was vice president of the Economists National Committee on Monetary Policy, and was with British International Company and a member of the Commission to Study the Organization of Peace (world government).

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Henry M. Wriston
British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister Clement Attlee

Henry M. Wriston, Pilgrims Society

  • President of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island (silver using state).
  • Member of the Economists National Committee on Monetary Reform.
  • Governor of the New York Stock Exchange.
  • President of The Pilgrims Society’s unofficial subsidiary, the Council on Foreign Relations, from 1951-1964.
  • His son Walter became a significant gold price suppressor and second generation Pilgrims Society member.

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee, Pilgrims Society of Great Britain

During his term in office, silver content of U.K. coins was reduced to zero as of 1947. The excuse given was that silver was needed to repay Lend-Lease silver from the United States. It provided a convenient excuse for the synthetic money creators to take Britain off silver coinage.

In “Silver At The Crossroads” (Mining Congress Journal, February 1947) by an unidentified “special correspondent” featured details of some of the British attacks on silver as money:

Within a fortnight following the battle on silver in the United States, Sir Hugh Dalton, Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced that legislation would soon be offered in the British Parliament designed to withdraw from circulation all silver half-crowns, florins, shillings, six-pences and three-pences for the purpose of melting them down and extracting the silver to provide a stockpile for sale to silver using industries in the British Isles. The silver coins to be withdrawn from circulation are composed of 50 percent silver, 40 percent copper, 5 percent nickel and 5 percent zinc. The new substitute coinage of the same denominations will be composed of 75 percent copper and 25 percent nickel. The agreement under which this silver was lend-leased to Britain requires repayment in kind to the United States Government within five years after the President declares World War II to have ended. British statisticians estimate that a total of 221,000,000 fine ounces of silver would be recovered as a result of this withdrawal. They also estimate that the program of demonetization will yield at the rate of approximately 50,000,000 ounces per annum and that four and one-half years will be required to complete the demonetization program. (page 84)

There is at present an industrial demand in the British Isles for 15,000,000 ounces annually. Also it is expected that some of this silver will be exported to India and other Colonial possessions to meet coinage and industrial demands. Under this program the British Government would be able to allocate 35,000,000 ounces of silver per annum for repayment of her silver lend-lease debt to the United States and still have 15,000,000 ounces for sale to industry. If this schedule is adhered to, at the end of five or seven years Britain will have repaid her silver lend-lease obligation of 88,073,878.21 ounces and to have sold for industrial uses 75,000,000 ounces, making a total of 163,000,000 ounces of silver. THIS WOULD LEAVE A STOCKPILE OF 58,000,000 OUNCES WHICH BRITAIN COULD AND PROBABLY WOULD USE TO SWAMP BULLION MARKETS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD IN ORDER TO REDUCE AND MAINTAIN THE WORLD PRICE AT A LOW LEVEL. (page 84)

The danger in this situation lies in the possibility that Britain may not elect to repay her silver lend-lease debt before the expiration of five or seven years after the war is officially declared to have ended. In that event Britain would have 35,000,000 ounces of silver per annum TO THROW UPON THE MARKETS AT SUCH TIMES AND PLACES AS WOULD BE DEEMED MOST EXPEDIENT IN ORDER TO CARRY OUT HER PURPOSE OF DEVALUING SILVER THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. (page 84)
Sir Hugh Dalton
Sir Hugh Dalton

Sir Hugh Dalton was Attlee’s Chancellor of the Exchequer.

  • Dalton’s father was personal chaplain to the Royal family.
  • He was most likely a Pilgrims Society member — the organization is unresponsive to requests for full membership records.
  • Dalton was a member of the Fabian Society, a Pilgrims Society front
  • Attended the Pilgrims Society run London School of Economics
  • Became president of the British Board of Trade, 1942-1945
  • Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1945-1947
  • Briefly head of the World Bank.
  • He committed suicide on February 13, 1962

James Ivers, writing in the Mining Congress Journal, February 1955, page 140 reflected:

Anthony Rothschild
Anthony Gustav De Rothschild
Henry Cabot Lodge Jr
Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.
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William Benton
The passing of Senator Pat McCarran of Nevada, on September 28, 1954, is a distinct loss to the cause of silver. He was ever vigilant in his efforts to improve the monetary position of the white metal and always alert in exchanging views with the Executive branch of the Government where he felt the Treasury and State Departments  WERE BEING INFLUENCED BY THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT TO ABOLISH SILVER (AND GOLD) AS MONEY.

Anthony Gustav De Rothschild (1887-1961) surfaced in the 1957 leaked list of The Pilgrims of Great Britain and must have by then been a member for several decades. According to Wikipedia:

Anthony de Rothschild was a major force in not only British finance but internationally as well.” “Vast tracts of land” owned by the Rothschilds are mentioned (see: Ascott House at wikipedia). His son was “born into great wealth” The son ran The Economist magazine for 17 years and was a De Beers Diamond director for 17 years; the grandson runs the ominously named “Sculpt The Future Foundation”.

Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.

  • From a very prominent family with long history
  • Senator from Massachusetts (silversmithing state) from January 1947 to January 1953
  • Voted for everything the Silver Users Association wanted.
  • His name appeared on page 15 of the leaked 1980 list of The Pilgrims, New York.

He served as ambassador to:

  • United Nations
  • South Vietnam
  • Germany
  • Vatican State

William Benton

  • Chairman of Encyclopedia Britannica from 1943 to 1973
  • Encyclopedia Britannica functioned as a tool influencing public opinion.
  • He was a Democrat Senator from Connecticut from 1949 to 1953 who looked after the silver users interests
  • Appeared in the leaked list of The Pilgrims, 1969.
Gold under Constant Surveillance

american economic association
American Economic Association

N. Baxter Jackson (Pilgrims 1969, no image) became chairman of Chemical Bank New York in the mid 1950s and a director of French American Banking Corporation; American Chain & Cable; Alco Products; Home Life Insurance; General Reinsurance Corporation; North Star Reinsurance; Western Electric; Interchemical Corporation (silver user for catalysts); and a trustee of Roosevelt Hospital and Vanderbilt University, home of the anti-silver American Economic Association.

Morris E. Garnsey, Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado, member of the anti-silver American Economic Association, writing in Harper’s Magazine, New York, May 1950, pages 98 and 100, article titled, “Heigh-Ho, Silver” belched out this contaminated blather:

Thus, on the evidence, we may conclude that in the United States silver is no longer needed as money, AND ITS EXISTENCE AS MONEY IS ACTUALLY AN EMBARRASSMENT. This is the sad truth which the silver advocates cannot understand. The simple fact is that silver has absolutely no place in the modern monetary system of the United States. To depend upon silver to regulate the monetary supply or to aid the debtor West is about as sensible as to depend on a Colt .45 to protect us against jet propelled bombers. Our modern banking system, with its ability to create Federal Reserve notes and bank deposits on a fractional gold reserve basis, has given us an extremely flexible money supply. We no longer need silver for the monetary purpose of providing a specie reserve. If the West needs more money today it can appeal to the regional Federal Reserve Bank, to the RFC, or to any one of a dozen other federal credit agencies. SILVER FOR FICTITIOUS MONETARY PURPOSES IS SHEEREST WASTE AND EXTRAVAGANCE – THE SILLIEST KIND OF NONSENSE.
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Henry Heald

Garnsey received a Ford Foundation grant in 1957-1958, when the Foundation’s president was Henry T. Heald of The Pilgrims Society who made the cover of Time Magazine, June 10, 1957

  • Henry Heald was president of Illinois Institute of Technology, 1940-1952
  • Member National Commission on Accrediting, 1950-1956
  • Chancellor of New York University, 1952-1956
  • President of the Ford Foundation starting in 1956. As of the 1967 Who’s Who, page 926, he still headed that foundation
  • Member of the anti-silver Economic Club of New York
  • He was a trustee of Teachers Insurance & Annuity Association
  • Director of American Telephone & Telegraph
  • Director of United States Steel
  • Director of Equitable Life Assurance Society
  • Director of Lever Brothers
Dow Chemical World Headquarters
Dow Chemical World Headquarters

World headquarters of top tier Silver Users Association member Dow Chemical is in Midland, Michigan. Leland Ira Doan, Pilgrims Society, headed the company from 1947 to 1962. Coronet Magazine, April 1955, page 108, said one Dow Chemical plant was “loaned” or leased $18,000,000 worth of silver ingots — about 19,780,000 ounces — from the United States Treasury, at 91 cents per ounce!

We must assume this was only one instance of the chicanery! Doan was a regent of the University of Michigan and a director of Michigan Bell Telephone. Way to go, Silver Users Association! Way to go, PILGRIMS SOCIETY — seize that wealth from taxpayers, miners, and the entire public of the nation — that silver was supposed to be for MONETARY purposes!

This is the same corporation that harmed veterans with Agent Orange in Vietnam, has severely polluted groundwater over vast areas, and absorbed by merger another Pilgrims Society and Silver Users Association concern — Union Carbide, author of the “Hiroshima of the chemical industry” at Bhopal in India in December 1984!

Leonard Carmichael
Leonard Carmichael

Leonard Carmichael (1898-1973), Pilgrims Society, had one of the longest biographical profiles of anyone ever in Who’s Who. The 1967 edition, page 340, showed he was with the Natural Resources Planning Board, 1941-1943, an agency established by Pilgrims Society member Franklin Roosevelt; its name tells all. Carmichael was a trustee of the anti-silver Brookings Institution from 1947 for over 20 years. He was a member of the Army Scientific Advisory Panel, 1956-1962 and a director of the White House Historical Association. Carmichael was all over the map; he was president (1939-1940) of the questionable American Psychological Association, which worries about everyone’s behavior except that of its own members, who are exempt from “evaluation;” member War Manpower Commission; director, Research Corporation; Yerkes Laboratories; member National Research Council; trustee Jackson Memorial Laboratory; National Geographic Society; Tufts College; secretary, Smithsonian Institution; decorated by Spain, Denmark, Germany and Italy and a labyrinthine plethora of other stellar accolades.

President Eisenhower — Nelson Rockefeller — Senator Kenneth Keating
President Eisenhower
Nelson Rockefeller
Senator Kenneth Keating

President Eisenhower (1953-1961) appeared in the leaked list of The Pilgrims, 1969, along with Nelson Rockefeller (center) and Senator Kenneth Keating (right).

In late January 1953, Eisenhower ordered an “audit” of gold stored at Fort Knox and the nation was informed “all accounted for.”

This Pilgrims Society of global looters has a history of precious metals stealing activities the likes of which can’t be approximated 1% by any other organization.

The Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships, established in 1953, have the same World Government indoctrination and objectives as the more important Rhodes Scholars. Current co-chairman of the Eisenhower Fellowship program are Pilgrims Society members George Herbert Walker Bush and Henry Kissinger.

Marion B Folsom
Marion B. Folsom

Marion B. Folsom, Pilgrims Society

  • Secretary of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1955-1958, when he joined the board of Eastman Kodak Company (Silver Users Association, silver stealers)
  • Member of the anti-silver American Economic Association
  • Trustee of the anti-silver Brookings Institution and the anti-silver National Bureau for Economic Research
  • Trustee of the University of Rochester (home base of Eastman Kodak).
  • He was Under Secretary of the Treasury in 1953
  • Folsom was a personal friend of George Eastman, founder of Eastman Kodak.
  • Silver users were getting metal at taxpayer subsidized rates from the Treasury!

Pilgrims Society member, synthetic rubber magnate John Lyon Collyer of Dunlop Tire & B.F. Goodrich was listed as a member of Morgan Guaranty advisory council and a director of Eastman Kodak (Silver Users Association, silver stealers) — International Year Book & Statesmen’s Who’s Who, 1969, page 193.

In testimony before the Senate, Dr. C.O. Hardy of the Pilgrims Society front, the Brookings Institution, said:

silver certificates are just as much fiat currency as greenbacks.

— (Commercial & Financial Chronicle, June 24, 1939, page 3773).

That’s like a car dealer saying:


In the Mining Congress Journal, February 1950, page 109, Nevada silver Senator Patrick McCarran wrote:

The Reserve Bank of India with reputed stocks of 80,000,000 ounces of silver is in a position to swamp the market at any time, as it did in July. It is estimated that 60,000,000 ounces of the Bank’s holdings came from the seigniorage fund of the United States Treasury under lend-lease during the war. THIS SILVER IS HELD OVER THE BOMBAY MARKET AS A THREAT TO A HIGHER PRICE. THIS IS A DISGRACEFUL SITUATION.

The Reserve Bank of India, its central bank still harmfully in operation today, was established (see: Reserve Bank of India) as part of the recommendations of the Hilton Young Commission, otherwise known as the Royal Commission on Indian Currency; which as we read earlier, was responsible for dumping Indian silver on world markets, causing the Great Depression and shoving the world away from monetary silver – more Pilgrims Society subversion!

The Commercial and Financial Chronicle for April 30, 1953, pages 1872-1873, featured the speech of retired rear admiral Donald J. Ramsey, legislative counsel to the Silver Users Association, to the Mirror Manufacturers Association in Chicago, on April 17, 1953:

The silver users are very sympathetic with the problems of the silver miners, but do not feel that anyone should profit at the expense of our monetary system.

Translated — “We the silver users are the illegitimate child of the paper money mob who profits at the expense of the monetary system and are opposed to people being paid in actual money and have no sympathy for the problems we and our sponsors cause the silver miners.”

Allan Sproul
Allan Sproul
Henry Clay Alexander
Henry Clay Alexander

Allan Sproul, profiled here in December 2009 in "1949 & 2009 Same Con Men," was president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

He was quoted in Vital Speeches of the Day, December 1, 1949, pages 108-114 making menacing remarks including:


While he didn’t mention silver, is there anyone out there who thinks his attitude would have been different about it? Sproul’s name surfaced in the leaked 1969 list of The Pilgrims, New York. No wonder Sproul turned up on the board of Wells Fargo.

Henry Clay Alexander, Pilgrims Society

Vanderbilt family operative (named after Henry Clay, one of Andrew Jackson’s banking adversaries fighting to preserve the second United States Bank), profiled here in "Typical J.P. Morgan Racketeer," made the following chilling declaration in an address before the Investment Bankers Association of America, meeting at Hollywood, Florida, on November 28, 1960 (Vital Speeches of the Day):

Our gold policy prohibits residents of the United States from owning refined gold in this country. THAT POLICY SHOULD BE EXTENDED TO PROHIBIT THE OWNERSHIP OF GOLD ANYWHERE BY U.S. RESIDENTS. Why do I place so much stress on sound money?

At the time of Alexander's address to the Investment Bankers Association of America, the IBAA president was Robert H. Craft, Pilgrims Society, of Chase National Bank (1960 Who’s Who in America, page 639).

Alexander was a director of Federal Reserve Bank of New York, General Motors, Standard Brands, Johns Mansville Corporation, Discount Corporation of New York. Alexander was a trustee of Metropolitan Museum of Art and was vice chairman of the United States Strategic Bombing Survey, 1944-1945

J.P. Morgan official, Pilgrims Society member Henry Clay Alexander, opponent of citizen ownership of precious metals. Alexander was a trustee of Vanderbilt University, which sponsors the anti-silver money American Economic Association.

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