Thursday, July 25, 2024
  Silver Stealers - Part 1       Source
Hic et Ubique / Here and Everywhere

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David Rockefeller
There is no Simon Templar
halo over his head!

Ted Butler, the most widely followed silver commentator, has often said to buy and hold physical, because that puts you beyond COMEX rule changes. That’s correct! However, there remains an immeasurably more insidious, far reaching entity that can change rules — Uncle Sam, and he’s tightly in the grasp of the same forces who’ve depressed silver for generations. Uncle Sam nationalized gold and silver in the Franklin Roosevelt administration — this is subject to a repeat! Now that the price can’t be suppressed, what is next? FORBID OWNERSHIP! You have hours for professional sports and TV talk shows; how about some time for your property rights, without which you can go broke? Whether the excuse cited is North Korea, the Middle East or other, the actual reason is to break us and prevent capital formation on our part! Please read and act on what follows.

What an awful thought it is that if we had not lost America, or if even now we could arrange with the present members of the United States Assembly and our House of Commons, the peace of the world is secured for all eternity. We could hold federal parliament five years at Washington and five at London. The only thing feasible to carry this idea out is A SECRET ONE (SOCIETY) GRADUALLY ABSORBING THE WEALTH OF THE WORLD TO BE DEVOTED TO SUCH AN OBJECT. There is Hirsch with twenty millions, very soon to cross the unknown border, and struggling in the dark to know what to do with his money; and so one might go on ad infinitum.

The quote above from: "Cecil John Rhodes," The American Monthly Review of Reviews, New York, May 1902, pages 556-557 which describes the life’s work and globalist ambitions of South African diamond cartelist Cecil Rhodes(1853–1902), a man financed both by The Crown and the Rothschilds, out of whose wills came:

  • the subversive Rhodes Scholars
  • Royal Institute for International Affairs in London
  • Council on Foreign Relations in New York
  • and other globalist NGOs.

The entire group is all under the concealed supervision of the controlling organization — The Pilgrims of Great Britain and The Pilgrims of the United States.

The Pilgrim Society is the hidden Senate of the transatlantic super-rich.

(Editor's Note: The above supposition is an important element in understanding how this group of individuals (families) maintain their cohesiveness and control.)

Founded in Great Britian in 1902 and the United States in 1903, it then began drawing itself into the prominent "robber baron" dynasties of the 19th century and the financiers of the centuries old British Empire. Their last ace in the hole for global control is the United Nations, and if it fails, they fail. Another quote from Rhodes:

It would have been better for Europe if Napoleon had carried out his idea of Universal Monarchy; he might have succeeded if he had hit on the idea of granting self government to the component parts. Still, I will own tradition, race, and diverse languages acted against his dream; all these do not exist as to the present English speaking world, and apart from this union is THE SACRED DUTY OF TAKING THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STILL UNCIVILIZED PARTS OF THE WORLD. The trial of these countries who have been found wanting — such as Portugal, Persia, even Spain — AND THE JUDGMENT THAT THEY MUST DEPART, AND OF COURSE, THE WHOLE OF THE SOUTH AMERICAN REPUBLICS.

This "secret one" or society, which sprang into existence a few months after Rhodes death, is the only organization that answers to the descriptions conceptualizing it in this rarely seen article buried deep on unfrequented library shelves.

  • Notice they admitted to trying to recruit into their ranks wealthy men and take control over their fortunes after their death for their globalist vision.
  • Their definition of "uncivilized parts of the world" includes any areas they wish to bring under control, by means of World War I, World War II, regional wars, and the Third World War, still to come.
  • They speak of their judgment that certain nations must "depart," meaning, cease to exist as sovereign states! That includes all of South America, with its silver producing belts!

This presentation won’t try to convince the reader that their global reach is still an influence that will override all others, such as China and Russia. They unquestionably do possess the means to start World War III; is that influence enough?

There is no way to know, but it should be supposed, that in exporting America’s industrial base overseas, they retained ownership, and hold vast assets elsewhere. The effort of this presentation is to convince you of their domestic control over these United States and by extension, Canada, and if the North American Union materializes, Mexico. There is no threat to your gold and silver ownership remotely as severe as that presented by The Pilgrims Society of the United States, based in New York City!

There are three essentials
1 - The plan duly weighed and agreed to

The above quote (page 557), again from: "Cecil John Rhodes," The American Monthly Review of Reviews, admits that the year 2002 might be the halfway point for their dream of global Anglophile domination.

  • "Best souls" means "most conspiratorial minds."
  • "First organization" means The Pilgrims Society of London and New York.
  • "The seizure of the wealth necessary" means many planned disasters caused by government actions negatively impacting the wealth of nonmembers, and those outside the ranks of such unofficial subsidiary organizations as the Council on Foreign Relations. (The CFR — a primary conduit of Pilgrim control — has long served as a staffing agency for multiple Presidential administrations.)

"The seizure of the wealth necessary" has many particulars:

  • the first World War
  • Britain’s attack on the world’s silver money system, starting in India in 1926 with the decision of the Royal Commission on Indian Currency
  • the Crash of 1929, facilitated by Federal Reserve policies
  • the Great Depression, caused by Britain’s attack on silver
  • Britain’s attack on gold in September 1931, exacerbating the depression
  • seizing gold from American citizens in March 1933, and seizing silver in August 1934 to the extent of 113,031,000 silver ounces
  • driving China off its silver standard as of November 3, 1935 through the Silver Purchase Act of 1934
  • FDR’s socialist federal agencies
  • the second World War
  • the founding of the United Nations
  • the Korean war
  • the ending of silver coinage by the mid 1960s
  • the Vietnam war and its war manufacturers windfalls
  • all the ensuing major financial dislocations in the '60s and '70s to the crushing of the Hunt/Arab silver play in January 1980
  • up to and including to today’s mortgage crisis / sovereign debt crisis / Global Financial Crisis
  • forcing the middle class into apartments (feudalism)
  • exportation of industry and jobs
  • reduced standard of living
  • Food and Drug Administration tyranny
  • the anticipation of hyperinflation
  • and concerns over a potential Federal nationalization of precious metals!

It is to exert against that last eventuality that I present this essay, to place this specific elitist organization on public notice that they are now known .

This document presents:

  • a partial summary record of their past attacks on gold and silver money and ownership
  • a partial list of specific identified Pilgrims Society members involved over the years
  • a record of their acting to suppress gold and silver as money and against the commodity prices of each
  • a record of their acting against citizen ownership of both gold and silver!

Pages 557-558 feature this about Cecil Rhodes:

His original conception of his will was to leave the whole of his property, without any restrictions, to be administered by the sole discretion of three personal friends. As for eight years I was one of three to whom his millions were left in joint tenancy, I have perhaps as good opportunities of knowing his mind on this matter as anyone. It was while on board the steamer, midway between Cape Town and England, that the idea flashed into his mind of superseding his previous will by another, in which part of his wealth would be set apart for administration by trustees for educational purposes. When he first told me about it, the scheme was limited to British colonies. "It is admirable," I said, "but would it not be still better if you could extend it so as to bring the Americans into it?" Mr. Rhodes doubted whether his estate would bear such an extension, with which in principle he entirely concurred. Further examination satisfied him that it could be done, and accordingly the will contains the provision by which every American State is offered two scholarships tenable for three years.

(The person speaking in the above quote was William T. Stead, Pilgrims Society, whom Lord Northcliffe, Pilgrims Society, described as "the greatest living journalist," page 45, "Pilgrims and Pioneers," (1946) by Sir Harry Brittain, founding member of The Pilgrims Society. See Chapter 10 of this scarce volume, "We Come Into Being," pages 103-153).

I doubt whether Mr. Rhodes quite realized that by such an arrangement Americans would receive 50 percent more of his benefaction than British colonists. This however will probably soon be rectified by his executors, who have absolutely unrestricted ownership of the residue, which probably amounts to a moiety of the estate. Mr. Rhodes was amenable to my suggestion about the American extension of his scholarship BECAUSE IT SO THOROUGHLY JUMPED WITH HIS OWN IDEAS. "My scholars must all come to my old university. I AM ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THOSE WHO WILL DO THE GOVERNING OF THE NATIONS IN THE YEARS THAT ARE TO COME."
  • President Bill Clinton, Pilgrims Society, is a Rhodes Scholar
  • Byron White, a Supreme Court Justice 1962-1993, was a Rhodes Scholar
  • Alfred Hayes, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Pilgrims Society, was a Rhodes Scholar — see "Paper Money Mobster Speaks," Archives of Silver Investor.
  • Trustees of the Rhodes Trust are invariably Pilgrims Society members
  • The board of directors of the Council on Foreign Relations are largely Pilgrims Society members.
  • Bilderberg and Trilateral were founded by Pilgrims Society members (David Rockefeller, John J. McCloy, Dean Rusk, Joseph Esrey Johnson and others; Rockefeller and George S. Franklin Jr., his Harvard roommate and Pilgrims member, Trilaterals).

Skull & Bones, founded at Yale in 1832 as another British front with opium trade links, in no way has had the degree of influence as have had the Rhodes Scholars.

A Most Superior Person

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Cecil John Rhodes
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Sir Harry Brittain,
1873-1974, late in life.

Cecil Rhodes, financed by the Rothschilds and The Crown in South African diamond cartelization leading to the De Beers conglomerate, out of whose wills sprang "the first organization," The Pilgrims Society of London and New York, referenced in my series "Meet The World Money Power" and "PILGRIMS." This Society should be of major concern to every metals investor, as they’ve been controlling silver’s destiny as an organization for most of a century! The following chronology is necessarily a two steps forward, one step backwards progression, as overlapping situations are the inevitable rule.

First consider a statement by a founder of The Pilgrims Society, Sir Harry Brittain in the October 29, 1919 New York Times page 6, “Urges Firmer Bond For English Races” subtitled “Sir Harry Brittain Thinks the World’s Future Hangs on Unity of Americans and British” stated:

Sir Harry Brittain, Chairman of The Pilgrims in London and founder of the American Officers Club in that city, who has been called the “Unofficial British Minister to the United States,” arrived yesterday. “The future is terribly uncertain. The war is over, the war clouds have been by no means dispelled, and the English speaking world may have duties to perform together in which work interdependence will be of vital moment. What the future holds for the League of Nations we know not, and can only hope for the best. Whatever may happen, it is inconceivable that a firmer basis for the world’s future stability can be suggested than a close understanding between the United States and the British Empire; first, for their mutual benefit, and second, because of their great inherent strength for the benefit of mankind. The British Empire and the United States practically control between them the capital of the world, the natural resources of the world, and the world’s shipping, and as the foremost representatives of democratic principles we can best preserve these key assets and dominate, and the world would trust us to do this, knowing well that we work for such purposes as would be for the world’s advantage.
There will be countless opportunities for cooperation. America is going out for the world’s trade with the heavy weight of American capital and unbounded enterprise. We were world traders when the white men first landed on this continent and have followed that calling with ever-growing intensity in the centuries that have followed up till today, and it is not unthinkable that British experience may be able to collaborate on an even larger scale than has already been the case with the wealth and enterprise of the United States. We have taken over additional land in the shape of Germany’s colonies, but we already have to look after some 13,000,000 square miles of the earth’s surface. It merely means additional responsibility.

Sir Harry’s comments were a veiled reference to the second World War, which the British and Americans by intent made unavoidable as 414 out of 440 clauses in the 1919 Treaty of Versailles were punitive measures against Germany; which is why Hjalmar Schacht of the German central bank announced that while he believed gold should be used to back currency, he would nevertheless go along with anything the Americans and British wanted — New York Times, October 22, 1926, page 15! He indicated he hoped the League of Nations would develop into a world government, but thanks to opposition in the Senate led by silver Senator William Borah of Idaho, the plan failed.

No matter, The Pilgrims Society and The Crown had the United Nations waiting to start after WW2! The abandonment of overt British control over India and other large territories after WW2 was compensated for by their inclusion in the United Nations, behind which lurks The Crown, sponsors of The Pilgrims Society! Yeah, the world should trust the Anglo-Americans to “dominate” and control the natural resources of the world, such as silver, so that silver producing nations can’t use their own silver resources for circulating medium! Brittain founded the Commonwealth Press Union in 1909 for managed news control, and was a Knight of the British Empire.

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John Brisben Walker

John Brisben Walker, who founded Cosmopolitan Magazine in 1889, made some astonishing remarks about the same factions who founded The Pilgrims Society in 1902 and 1903. His comments appeared in the New York Times, February 3, 1931, page 24 in “Silver As A World Problem.”

Demonetization of silver by England was originally worked by a few powerful financiers who saw an opportunity to more than double the value of their personal fortunes if silver could be demonetized in England, Germany and the United States. Backed by those who held mortgages on property throughout the world and who saw in demonetization the opportunity to double the value of their loans, the most powerful system of propaganda ever organized was put in operation. It involved the reiteration by propagandists unhesitating in their methods, by the exercise of every conceivable form of political and financial pressure. England’s action was one of combination among A FEW POWERFUL INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE WILLING TO WRECK THE WORLD IF THEY COULD DOUBLE THEIR PRIVATE FORTUNES. There was an immense fall of prices and extreme suffering resulted.

Walker, who was born in 1847, commented on the bitter hardships forced upon Americans by the Crime of '73, of which he was a victim (silver demonetization in the Coinage Act of 1873):

As if they had been a row of bricks, banks all over the United States fell down. Immediately those who had been living from hand to mouth began a struggle for existence. Depredations occurred. I personally saw a procession of starving workmen — estimated to be 10,000 in number — tramping along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal begging for food, ready to work for a wage that would barely keep body and soul together. There were four batteries of artillery sent down from Washington to protect the houses and property of the Baltimore & Ohio Railway. MEN COMMITTED SUICIDE BY THE THOUSAND. Everywhere hopelessness and despair settled over the country. Pressure was exerted by banks upon all who refused to accept England’s single gold standard. The effect on India and China will never be known in their fullest horror. The immediate depreciation of their only stock of money, silver, stopped trade and starved whole provinces. IT CAUSED MILLIONS OF DEATHS.

Prostitute historians who’ve received grants and fellowships from the Money Power are intentionally silent on such matters. They’re on the faculties of major universities and author lengthy books, and leave out or misrepresent major details. A nationalistic Hindu source has this to say about British actions in literally dragging the world away from the use of silver as money at the close of the Napoleonic wars in 1816: (see: The 1877 Genocide of 30 Million Hindus by the Christian British Rulers)

The Gold Standard Adopted by Britain — most of the developed and nearly developed world followed suit in the 1870s. As a result, vast quantities of demonetized silver flooded the world market, depreciating the currency of India and China, the major nations outside the hegemonic gold bloc. Under British domination and the new gold standard, the value of India’s silver standard rupee fell by over one third between 1873 and 1895. The consequent inflation due to silver depreciation destroyed peasant savings and pushed peasant households into a usurious credit system. The British tax system took much and gave back little. The planned neglect of irrigation and other infrastructure by the British was to push Indian farmers into the production of cash crops. This and other similar policies dramatically undermined village and regional economy. It should also be noted that during the period from 1757 to 1947 there was no increase in per capita income.
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James Gillespie Blaine

James Gillespie Blaine (1830-1893, seen at right) was Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, 1869-1875 and Republican Senator from Maine, 1876-1881, in which position he opposed monetary silver (see: James G. Blaine at Wikipedia) and was a candidate for President in 1876 and 1880.

During his stint in the House of Representatives time he was accused of graft connected to charters for Northern Pacific Railway; he refused to release details of his alleged innocence to the public! His opposition called him “Slippery Jim.”

He was Secretary of State from March to December 1881 and again from 1889-1892. In 1889 his son Emmons married Anita, daughter of Cyrus McCormick, founder of International Harvester Company. The McCormick fortune was represented in The Pilgrims Society by L. Hamilton McCormick, who owned a colossal art collection and had some 19 inventions to his credit (see: L. Hamilton McCormick at Wikipedia)

Blaine arranged the Pan American Conference of 1889, which led to the creation of the Panama Canal. Blaine’s grandson, James Gillespie Blaine, Pilgrims Society (Who’s Who in America, 1961, page 266) became chairman of Marine Midland Trust Company of New York in 1955 and was a member of the anti-silver Banker’s Club; Marine Midland was eventually acquired by HSBC, Britain’s opium bank for China that sucked countless thousands of tons of silver out of the Far East.

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Henry P. Fitzmaurice

Henry P. Fitzmaurice (1845-1927) the 5th Marquess of Lansdowne.

He was British Viceroy of India, 1888-1894.

Fitzmaurice closed the Indian mints to the free coinage of silver as of June 26, 1893. The legislation took one session to pass!

On October 15, 1903, The Marquess was at a meeting of The Pilgrims of Great Britain honoring the members of the Alaskan Boundary Commission.

Before being Viceroy of British India, he was Governor General of Canada 1883-1888 and Foreign Secretary, 1900-1905.

Lord Curzon was Viceroy of British India, 1899-1905, and let stand Lansdowne’s decision to close Indian mints to the free coinage of silver.

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Lord Curzon

On December 8, 1919, the Allied Supreme Council delineated the Curzon Line, the Eastern boundary between Poland and Bolshevik Russia. He became Foreign Secretary, 1919-1924 and leader of the House of Lords, 1924-1925.

He arranged for the creation of the state of Jordan. He also became a “Marquess;” isn’t that just swell? Read about this Crown loyalist English aristocrat at George Curzon at Wikipedia.

“Pilgrims and Pioneers” (1946) rare volume, states on page 110 that Lord Curzon was:


These “superior persons” of The Pilgrims Society need to be known to the world, instead of being the only major globalist organization refusing to release a roster into the public domain!

90,000 Chests / 5,400 Metric Tons

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Baron Brassey, Pilgrims Society, apologist for silver stealing British Opium Trade.

Baron Brassey of Bulkeley (1836-1918), charter member in 1902, Pilgrims Society of Great Britain, was the son of Thomas Brassey, who built railroads in England, Europe, India, Australia, Canada and the United States. Baron Brassey was a member of Parliament, 1865-1886; member, Lords of the Admiralty, 1880-1884; president, Institute of Naval Architects, 1893-1895; and Governor of Victoria Province, Australia, 1895-1900, (91,749 square miles).

In 1895 Baron Brassey chaired the Royal Commission on Opium, another whitewash by the British establishment justifying their looting of China by making millions of Chinese drug addicts. This was started generations earlier as a government approved trade based in British India. Besides cold blooded profit, the motive was to start withdrawing huge amounts of silver from China so the Crown’s international financiers could continue to control the world silver market. At page 3 of Opium and the British Indian Empire: The Royal Commission of 1895 we read that in the wake of the first Opium War of 1837 (won by Britain):

The Qing authorities refused to legalize the sale of opium. This policy led to the Second Opium War of 1856-1860 in which a British force occupied Beijing and forced the Qing Emperor to legalize the import of opium. By the 1880’s, opium was one of the most valuable commodities in international trade. In an average year, export opium leaving Calcutta and Bombay averaged over 90,000 chests CONTAINING MORE THAN 5,400 METRIC TONS. This staggering amount would meet the annual needs of 14 million opium consumers in China and Southeast Asia who smoked opium on a daily basis, and many more if less intense use were assumed. Each year, OPIUM REVENUES POURED 93.5 MILLION SILVER RUPEES INTO GOVERNMENT OF INDIA COFFERS.

The reason Britain did not invade America when Andrew Jackson shut down the second United States Bank — as it had done in response to President Madison’s closure of the first United States Bank in 1811 with the War of 1812 was because:

  • Britain deemed it lacked resources to invade both nations.
  • Their opium business was more profitable.
  • They feared attacking America as long as their greatest nemesis, Andrew Jackson, was alive!

Pages 44-45 of the PDF state:

The Royal Commission on Opium, reflecting the views of both the Government of India and most informed Indians, rejected the cultural imperialism of the opium reformers. On this issue Lansdowne and other high officials involved championed the interests of the people of India against well meaning interference. The Government of India was better attuned to Indian opinion than the opium reformers.

That shows how depraved the British establishment and its apologists were/are — compassionate persons who wanted to end the opium business were slandered as culturally imperialistic; when in fact, it was the opium business that was imperialistic beyond belief; when Pilgrims Society member, silver stealer Viceroy Lansdowne championed opium interests, it was that of a very tiny segment of Indians; mostly Britishers residing there, and their corrupt Indian officials — not that of the majority of Indians who derived zero income from that filthy, death-dealing business!

Board of Directors and Honorary Board | Drug Policy Alliance shows this organizations current Rothschild connections; and that Pilgrims Society members George Shultz of the Treasury Department and Paul Volker of the Federal Reserve are board members!

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Whitelaw Reid
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Lyman Judson Gage

Whitelaw Reid (1837-1912), Pilgrims Society, long time editor of The New York Tribune. He was also a senior diplomat at the Treaty of Paris of 1898, at which Spain surrendered control over the Philippine Islands (important for long history of silver importation) to the United States. Reid was Ambassador to France, 1889-1892 and to Britain, 1905-1912. His son and two grandsons (see later) became silver suppressing Pilgrims Society members.

Great Britain could count upon every dollar, every man, AND EVERY DROP OF BLOOD IN AMERICA.

— Whitelaw Reid, Ambassador to England, cited in The Congressional Record, August 21, 1940. That was a few scant years before we backed Britain in engineering World War I in their unending drive for global control.

Lyman Judson Gage (1836-1927, Pilgrims Society charter member 1903) was Treasury Secretary in the cabinets of Presidents McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt, 1897-1902, in which capacity he opposed silver in the monetary system. Before going to Treasury he was president of the First National Bank of Chicago, and after Washington he became president of United States Trust Company on Wall Street. He was a three-time president of the anti-silver American Bankers Association (ask any member how they feel as to remonetization of silver; their monthly magazine, Banking, April 1965, page 117, called for criminalization of silver accumulations!)

Gage was first president of the Chicago Bankers Association, twice president of the Civic Federation of Chicago and a trustee of the Carnegie Institution of Washington; he was a member of the anti-silver Stable Money Association.

Gage took the financial editor of the Chicago Tribune, Frank Vanderlip, and got him into the banking business as his assistant at Treasury. Recall that Pilgrims Society member Vanderlip was at the Jekyll Island, Georgia meeting where the Morgan-Rockefeller (Pilgrims Society) interests finalized plans for the Federal Reserve System! Vanderlip wrote "Tomorrow’s Money" (1934).

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George Evan Roberts

George Evan Roberts (1857-1948) started as an apprentice with the Fort Dodge Times (Iowa). Became editor of the Sioux City Journal, and in 1878 at age 21, bought the Fort Dodge Messenger and made himself its editor. The liklihood that the purchase was made with funds supplied by Wall Streeters is high; it was more than just successful ladder climbing on his part. Roberts was active in the Iowa Republican party and in 1883 was elected State Printer for Iowa, into 1889.

Wikipedia states:

In 1902 he and a partner purchased the Iowa State Register and the Des Moines Leader, which they merged to form the Des Moines Register and Leader. As a newspaper editor, Roberts was particularly interested in economic and monetary policy. He was an opponent of free silver. In 1894, he published a response to William Hope Harvey’s Coin’s "Financial School" (1893), entitled "Coin At School In Finance". He followed this up with "Money, Wages and Prices" (1895) and "Iowa and the Silver Question" (1896). Both of these works were important parts of the campaign that defeated William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 U.S. Presidential election. In 1898, United States Secretary of the Treasury Lyman J. Gage recommended that President of the United States William McKinley appoint Roberts Director of the United States Mint, and Roberts held that office from February 1898 to July 1907. He then became president of the Commercial National Bank in Chicago. In 1910, President William Howard Taft appointed Roberts to a third term as Director of the U.S. Mint, with Roberts holding office from July 1910 to November 1914. Upon leaving government service in 1914, Roberts became assistant to the president of the National City Bank in New York City. He became a vice president of the bank in 1919, a position he held until 1931, when he became one of the bank's economic advisers, a position he held until his death. From 1914 to 1940, Roberts edited the bank's "Monthly Economic Letter", an investment bulletin dealing with world events, economic affairs, and national and international finances. In 1929, he headed a delegation of financiers to Panama to study that country's finances. He was a member of the Gold Delegation of the Financial Committee of the League of Nations from 1930 to 1932.

The 1929 Who’s Who, page 1772, showed Roberts at 55 Wall Street, New York. His name was in the leaked list of The Pilgrims for 1914 and may have been a member before that; obviously, Pilgrims members including Gage were his sponsors in large scale criminal monetary subversion.

Major actions he took against silver in the national economy were inflicted before The Pilgrims officially existed. But there was a strong informal network dating back to Colonial times. The Pilgrims Society may invite for membership those who launched successful attacks against silver and gold; or since their unofficial subsidiary, the Council on Foreign Relations, was started in 1921, anti-precious metals activists may remain at the altitude of the lower level group (CFR), in which case the subversion is still sponsored by The Pilgrims Society.

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Morris K. Jesup


pilgrims 1907 roster

Banker and financier Morris K. Jesup, a founder of The Pilgrims Society of the United States in 1903 and sponsor of Arctic expeditions.

He also headed the New York Chamber of Commerce at the time. The Chamber opposed silver money; as one example, see Commercial & Financial Chronicle, November 19, 1942, page 1807 in the article, "N.Y. Chamber of Commerce Urges Passage of Silver For War Use."

The silver bloc is opposed to any legislation which might lessen the monetary sacredness of silver. There was no sound economic reason why an ounce of silver should be held as monetary backing.

Document at right shows:

  • Morris Jesup in Pilgrims management.
  • Duncan was chairman of the Mobile Alabama & Ohio Railroad.
  • Choate was a functionary of the huge Vanderbilt railroad interests.
  • Four Britishers are seen here, illustrating Crown/Royal family connections of the organization.
  • R.A.C. Smith was Commissioner of Docks for the Port of New York and had sugar and railroad interests in Cuba.
  • James Speyer will be described later.
  • Hunter Wykes, described as a broker (securities or insurance) was a member of the Royal Thames Yacht Club of England, and the anti-silver Bankers Club in Manhattan.
  • Whitridge, of 59 Wall Street, married an Englishwoman and was appointed by Theodore Roosevelt on March 31, 1906 to be the representative of the United States at the wedding of the King of Spain. He was a director of Chicago Terminal Elevator; Manhattanville Railway; Northern Ohio Railway; Niagara Development Company; Niagara Falls Power; Third Avenue Railway; Washington County Railway; Westchester Electric Railroad; and was related by marriage to the Delafields, a significant Pilgrims Society family whose fortune traced to Colonial land grants.
  • Whitridge's son Arnold appeared in the leaked 1969 list of The Pilgrims, and was Art Commissioner for New York (a great tax dodge, else so many major museums wouldn’t exist).
  • Edward Darrell of International Mercantile Marine, Bermuda Light & Power and General Trucking.
  • George Ward of Commercial Cable Company, according to the June 16, 1922 New York Times, was “the dean of the submarine cable profession.” He was decorated by the Emperor of Germany in 1900 and the Emperor of Japan in 1906 and laid the first cables across the Atlantic, making arbitrage transactions possible between the London and New York Stock Exchanges.
  • According to Wikipedia, “George Brinton McClellan Harvey (February 16, 1864 - August 20, 1928) was a diplomat, journalist, author, administrator for electric rail construction and owner and editor of several newspapers, all positions that brought him great wealth.” He was Ambassador to England, 1921-1923 and a director of Windsor Trust Company, named after the Royal family.
  • John W. Griggs was New Jersey Governor and United States Attorney General and a member of the World Court in the Netherlands.
  • John J. McCook, a close friend of Theodore Roosevelt, was a director of American Surety Company; Equitable Life Assurance; International Banking Corporation; and Wells Fargo. He was “deeply interested in the Pan-Islamic movement,” having been an expert on Persia (Iran) and Arabia; ushers at his wedding included John Saltonstall, a relative of Massachusetts Senator Leverett Saltonstall (1945-1967) who did so much to assist the Silver Users Association, and Nicholas Biddle, descendant of the original Nicholas Biddle of the gold and silver stealing second United States Bank!

R.A.C. Smith and George T. Wilson were governors of the anti-silver Bankers Club of America. Choate was a Vanderbilt family agent and Duncan was a railroad tycoon. Others of these men will be mentioned as we progress.

The Money Behind Madero

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Cassius Milton Wicker
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James R. Keene
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James B. Haggin

Cassius Milton Wicker (1846-1913)

Wicker was a member of the executive committee of The Pilgrims Society as of 1907.

He was son-in-law of Augustus French, Governor of Illinois (1846-1853).

President of the Bankers Money Association (hint — their money isn’t silver).

Chairman of the Bank of Discount. Director of Aetna Insurance.

Wicker was also involved with railroads in New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, Illinois, Colorado and Texas.

James R. Keene charter Pilgrims Society member in 1903 had this in his listing in the Who Was Who In America, 1897-1942, page 659:

… became miner in California and Nevada, later speculator in mining stocks; accumulated $6,000,000 during bonanza period of the 1870s; was president San Francisco Stock Exchange; since 1877 an operator on Wall Street.

According to Wikipedia:

Such were his talents at market manipulation that he was soon engaged by J.P. Morgan and William Rockefeller to manage funds for them and Keene emerged as a wealthy and powerful force in the New York financial community.

The 1914 leaked list of The Pilgrims, New York, contains the name James B. Haggin. The 1914 Who’s Who, page 992, shows he was son in law of Colonel Lewis H. Sanders, who was appointed United States Attorney for Kentucky by Andrew Jackson. This of course in no way implicates Jackson, the greatest hard money man of all time, in any subversion. Haggin was trained as a lawyer as was his father in law. Haggin’s listing stated – “practiced law at Natchez, Mississippi until 1849, when went to California and acquired fortune in mining enterprises; formed “silver trust” with other large mining capitalists, 1896; owns original interests of Marcus Daly in Anaconda Copper Co.; large owner of property in Kentucky, and largest individual owner of horses in training, having large stock farms in Kentucky.”

According to Wikipedia he was a multi-millionaire by 1880 and Hearst, Haggin, Tevis & Co. became one of the largest mining companies in the United States whose operations included the Anaconda Copper mine in Montana, the Ontario Silver Mine in Park City, Utah, and the Homestake Mine in South Dakota.” The firm also held interests in Cerro de Pasco copper mine in Chile. Lloyd Tevis of the firm also married a daughter of Colonel Sanders, and he became president of Wells Fargo in 1872. Senator George Hearst was another principal in the firm. None of these people, their agents, assigns, operatives or children were backers of William Jennings Bryan, the Silver Party candidate for U.S. President in 1896. This element included Darius Mills, once wealthiest resident of California; his grandson, Ogden L. Mills, Pilgrims Society, was Treasury Secretary, February 1932 to March 1933, and would not ask Great Britain to stop dumping Indian silver on world markets! Another was Charles Crocker, father of William H. Crocker, Pilgrims Society, of the Southern Pacific Railway and Crocker Bank fortunes. Charles Crocker’s brother in law was another Pilgrims member of International Banking Corporation, Windsor Trust and other entities; the in law headed the National Democratic Club. These perverse Pilgrims Society genealogies intertwine with those of the Carnegie (Pilgrims Society) and Livingston (Pilgrims Society) families. The James B. Haggin Memorial Hospital at Harrodsburg, Kentucky says Haggin owned 400,000 acres in California and 10,000 acres in Kentucky “and some of the richest mines and fastest horses in the world”

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J.P. Morgan
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James J. Stillman

J.P. Morgan (1837-1913), Pilgrims Society, was described by biographer John Morton Blum as “almost Lord of creation.”

Morgan was a vice president of The Pilgrims New York branch, New York Times, January 7, 1910, page 7.

Morgan played a central role in the Panic of 1893, which was largely an attack against silver money, blaming silver for dislocations caused in reality by the banking mogul and his associates; and again played a central role in the Panic of 1907, which was launched against the tyrannized public for the purpose of “educating” them that we needed a central bank. America “needed” a Federal monetary authority in which power would be centralized, “in order to thwart Wall Street malefactors,” was the typical cant fed to the public. Many naïve people wanted to believe the wrapper in which such conniving proposals were labeled!

James Stillman, probably another Pilgrims Society member, head of the National City Bank, was a prominent participant with Morgan in both panics. Stillman’s father made a $4 million fortune in Mexican silver mining in the 1850s and parlayed it into ownership in many railroad, banking and insurance organizations. Central banking — creating money from nothing, was understood to be more profitable than silver mining!

Two Stillmans appeared in the leaked 1969 list of The Pilgrims, as did Henry Sturgis Morgan, J.P. Morgan Sr.’s grandson who appeared on the board of silver user, industrial colossus General Electric. “The Mirrors of Wall Street” (1933), page 45, said of Morgan’s firm — “There is hardly a spot on the globe where civilization has blazed a trail that the firm does not reach for its tithe.” J.P. Morgan, among a handful of the greatest gold manipulators in history.

Page 592 of “History of the Great American Fortunes” (1909) spoke of Morgan’s “ever expanding power” and page 628 recounted:

The Panic of 1907 smashed lesser fortunes right and left, but Morgan emerged with far greater possessions. Before dealing with his financial dictatorship, mention should be made of his autocracy over great numbers of working people.

Who’s Who In Finance, Banking & Insurance (1911), page 638, features this in Morgan’s listing:

Has many times rendered valuable service to the United States government since the Civil War, notably in flotation of government bonds in 1876, 1877 and 1878 and also 1895, when his firm floated the $62,000,000 gold bonds issued by the Cleveland administration to restore normal Treasury surplus of $100,000,000 AND THEREBY SAVED THE TREASURY FROM A SILVER BASIS.

By attacking silver and shoving it out of monetary matters, the way was cleared for gold to be attacked!

James J. Stillman, subject of “The First Billion — The Stillmans and the National City Bank” (1934) had this said of him, in connection with Federal Reserve planner, Pilgrims Society member Frank Vanderlip (page 189):


Stillman wanted the City Bank to “become a great central institution like the old United States Bank, which was destroyed by Andrew Jackson at the command of the people” (page 200). The City Bank (now Citigroup) traced to June 16, 1812, and was founded in response to the expiration of the charter of the first (British influenced) United States Bank.

Stillman’s two daughters both married Rockefellers. Chauncey Stillman (born 1907) later surfaced as a Pilgrims member and a director of Freeport MacMorran, a very large gold and copper mining concern; he was also with the National Security Council. The 1971 Who’s Who, page 2197, showed him president since 1939 of the ominously named “Homeland Foundation.” Ralph S. Stillman, Pilgrims Society, same page, was a director of Marine Midland Bank, of silver user Sun Chemical Corporation; Green Mountain Power; Victory Carriers; Mercantile Stores; and Onassis Corporation and a governor of the India House club in Manhattan.

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William Rockefeller

William Rockefeller (1918-1990), Pilgrims Society, was a long time director of Oneida Limited, a silver user for tableware and other objects.

Innumerable silver coins were melted for Oneida’s benefit in the banker war against monetary silver.

He was descended from the original William Rockefeller, seen at right (1841-1922, younger brother of John D. Rockefeller)

Who’s Who page 1995 of the 1915 edition showed Rockefeller as a director of 47 corporations, mostly railroads but also copper mining and public utilities.

He was a member of five clubs after which “etc.” was stated, leaving open the chance he was a Pilgrims member and was too big a wheel to not be.

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George B. Cortelyou

George B. Cortelyou, Treasury Secretary 1907-1909, Pilgrims Society member.

Cortelyou advocated a central banking system after the Panic of 1907, which his pals in The Most Secret of Secret Societies arranged.

As was intended from the beginning, the central banking system would militate against the use of precious metals in the payments structure until everything was fiat!

Cortelyou became president of Consolidated Gas Company and chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Many of these late 19th century to early 20th century Pilgrims Society members were back of the Gold Standard Act of 1900, which facilitated the march towards fiat currency by minimizing silver.

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Charles Arthur Conant

Let’s look briefly at Charles Arthur Conant (1861-1915), a financial commentator and economist who was a delegate to the Gold Democratic Convention of 1896, organized against the silver movement led by William Jennings Bryan. Was Conant a Pilgrims member? I have found no such proof; he may have been related to James B. Conant (Pilgrims list 1969) which see later in discussion of silver used in the Manhattan Project.

Charles was treasurer of Morton Trust Company, 1902-1906; that’s the Pilgrims Society connection. Levi P. Morton (1824-1920) was a charter Pilgrims Society member in 1903. Morton was a member of Congress, 1879-1881; Minister to France, 1881-1885; Vice President of the U.S., 1889-1893; and Governor of New York, 1895-1896. According to Ferdinand Lundberg in "America’s 60 Families" (1937, page 59) noted the association of Morton Trust Company with the J.P. Morgan interests and said Levi Morton was "long entangled in many shady deals;" and commented on page 66 that Theodore Roosevelt was "a virtuoso at deception" and had the backing of Levi P. Morton, Elihu Root (Pilgrims Society, helped steel magnate, Crown loyalist member Andrew Carnegie organize his dangerous foundations) and Chauncey Depew, Vanderbilt family attorney who helped found The Pilgrims Society.

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Levi P. Morton

Levi P. Morton (1824-1920) was a charter Pilgrims Society member in 1903. Morton was a member of Congress, 1879-1881; Minister to France, 1881-1885; Vice President of the U.S., 1889-1893; and Governor of New York, 1895-1896. According to Ferdinand Lundberg in “America’s 60 Families” (1937, page 59) noted the association of Morton Trust Company with the J.P. Morgan interests and said Levi Morton was “long entangled in many shady deals;” and commented on page 66 that Theodore Roosevelt was “a virtuoso at deception” and had the backing of Levi P. Morton, Elihu Root (Pilgrims Society, helped steel magnate, Crown loyalist member Andrew Carnegie organize his dangerous foundations) and Chauncey Depew, Vanderbilt family attorney who helped found The Pilgrims Society. Levi P. Morton, dishonest financial operator, member of the anti-silver Pilgrims Society.

Having established background for Charles Conant, let’s consider his actions against silver as money — it’s reasonable to regard him as a Pilgrims Society functionary. Someday when full lists become known his name may appear. Conant was a member of the anti-silver American Economic Association and of President Theodore Roosevelt’s (Pilgrims Society) Commission on International Exchange which "advised" various governments to drop silver and go to a gold only basis (see: Origins of the Federal Reserve) the rub being (as we will see later, the same thing happened in British India) that citizens of those nations couldn’t readily exchange their paper notes for hard gold!

Conant "persuaded" the Philippines after the Spanish-American war, to go cold on silver, and did the same thing with somewhat lesser success in Mexico and Panama. (I have a 1962 Republic of Panama "Decimo de Balboa," actually produced for them by the U.S. Mint, having the same specifications and content as a 1962 Roosevelt dime). Of course, various sources have mentioned people like Charles Conant and his actions against silver; none of them located or identified, much less opened, the Unknown Source of monetary subversion to which he was connected — The Pilgrims Society; hence the desperate necessity of this documentary.

Conant complained about "the delusive quicksands of international bimetallism" (New York Times, December 30, 1902, page 5) showing his anti-silver stance.

The New York Times, July 7, 1915, page 11, "Ex-Treasurer of Morton Trust Company Acted for This Government in the Philippines and Panama," calling him a "noted financial expert" and named him "father of the Philippine currency" and mentioned:

In 1901 he was appointed to a special commission of the War Department to the Philippines, being selected by Secretary of War Elihu Root to make a report on the Philippine monetary and financial conditions PRELIMINARY TO THE REMODELING OF THE SYSTEM. Conant was also a director of the Manila Railroad, the National Bank of Nicaragua and the Credit Clearing House. While connected with the Morton Trust Company he was invited to Mexico to aid in the plans for monetary reform then being undertaken by the Mexican Government, and in 1903 he was made a member of the Commission on International Exchange of the United States. He was made a member of the special commission of the New York Chamber of Commerce on Currency Reform in 1906. THIS COMMISSION REPORTED IN FAVOR OF A CENTRAL BANK. Conant also assisted the United States Government in suggesting a currency measure for the Panama Republic similar to the Philippine measure, and in 1910 and 1912 he visited The Hague as technical delegate of this government at the International Conference on Bills of Exchange.

The Philippines, Panama and the Dominican Republic all deposited “reserve funds” with Morton Trust Company after accepting the “reforms” Conant suggested.

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Anti-silver activist Elihu Root

Elihu Root (1845-1937), Pilgrims Society, set up Andrew Carnegie’s multiple globalist foundations and was appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt to Secretary of State, 1905-1909. He was a Senator, 1909-1915. He helped found the League of Nations and the World Court. His bio in the 1935 Who’s Who, page 2043, says, “ambassador extraordinary at head of special diplomatic mission to Russia, during revolution, 1917.” Members of The Pilgrims Society on both sides of the Atlantic funded the Red Revolution of 1917 — somewhat another topic but which bears mention! As of the 1935 volume, Root had been president of the American Society for International Law for 29 years; another Pilgrims Society world government front group. Also in 1906 Root presided over the Pan American Conference in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, where silver money was again shortchanged! In 1912 he chaired the Republican National Convention and in 1925 he was chairman of the New York College of Presidential Electors. In 1915 Root was president of the American Bar Association and was a member of the anti-silver money New York Chamber of Commerce; he was also honorary president of the American Law Institute.

His son, who surfaced as a member in the leaked list for 1957 and had likely been a member for many years, was a trustee of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the Carnegie Corporation of New York and appeared on the boards of Mutual Life Insurance; Fiduciary Trust of New York; Teachers Insurance & Annuity; American Smelting & Refining (ASARCO) which sure handled volumes of gold and silver; Judicial Trust Company; All America Cables and A T & T; and was a trustee of Hamilton College and an overseer of Harvard University (seeing to it their economics professors and textbooks first campaigned against silver then later, ignored silver!) Root’s daughter Edith married Ulysses S. Grant 3rd, grandson of General and President Grant! Frederick Grant, Edith Root’s father in law, was U.S. Minister to Austria-Hungary, 1889-1893 and the Grants were close to the appalling Roosevelt family (Pilgrims Society).

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Charles Ranlett Flint

Charles Ranlett Flint (1850-1934), Pilgrims Society, is known as the “father of trusts” (industrial/financial combinations and consolidations”). Flint founded the Computing Tabulating Recording Company in 1911 (known since 1924 as IBM Corporation; Flint was an IBM director, 1930 to 1934). Starting in 1876 he arranged to be foreign Consul General in New York for Chile, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. In 1892 he formed U.S. Rubber Company and in 1899 he consolidated the chewing gum industry; reflective of his interest in central and South American countries. He was a founder of the Automobile Club of America, reflecting his rubber interests.

The 1928-1929 Who’s Who, pages 782-783, info he supplied, shows in 1885 he joined Flint & Company, founded in 1837 by his father and an uncle, which were involved in general merchandise, lumber and ship building. In 1889-1890 he was a member of the International Conference on American Republics; he represented the U.S. (correction — he represented The Pilgrims Society) on the banking committee of that conference and he formulated an idea for an International American Bank (later achieved by other Pilgrims members) and suggested a Bureau of American Republics (also later accomplished by them).

In 1893 he “fitted out fleet of war vessels for Brazil; purchased Esmeralda cruiser from Chile and delivered to Japan during China-Japan War 1895; established Pacific Coast Clipper Line between New York and San Francisco, 1896; consolidated street railways in Syracuse, New York, in 1897; confidential agent of U.S. negotiating for war vessels, 1898; sold Russian government 20 submarine and torpedo boats 1904-1905. Acted as organizer in the formation of American Chicle Company; American-Hawaiian Steamship Company; American Woolen Company; Autosales Gum & Chocolate Company; Clarksburg Fuel Company; Computing Scale Company of America; Fairmont Coal Company; International Time Recording Company; Mechanical Rubber Company; National Starch Company; Rubber Goods Manufacturing; Somerset Coal Company; U.S. Bobbin & Shuttle Company; and others. He chaired the American Committee for Encouragement of Democratic Government in Russia, suspiciously named as other Pilgrims members financed the Red Revolution overthrowing the Czars! Flint was a member of the anti-silver Bankers Club in Manhattan.

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James Gilbert White
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Frank C. Munson
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Henry Clay Pierce

James Gilbert White, Pilgrims Society (born 1861) founded J.G. White Engineering Corporation, a multinational, and was a director of “various public utility corporations” and chaired General Reinsurance Corporation and was a member of the Pan American Society of the U.S., a consortium of big business active in Mexico and South America. The Pan American Society had input into the founding of the OAS, Organization of American States, an attempt at a hemispheric sub-world government comparable to NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and SEATO (South East Asia Treaty Organization).

He was also a member of the Italy-America Society and the Japan Society, both similar in character to the Pan American Society and was a member of the India House Club. His son was active in wiring up Yugoslavia for electric power transmission (1935 Who’s Who, page 2511). White of 37 Wall Street was a member of the anti-silver money New York Chamber of Commerce and the anti-silver money Bankers Club in Manhattan.

Frank C. Munson (born 1876), Pilgrims Society, became president of Munson Steamship Line in 1916, which had 13 divisions. He was also president of Munson Inland Water Lines; Munson Building Corporation; Cuban Maritime Company; Sixty Seven Wall Street Restaurant Corporation; Bahamas Hotel Company; Bahamas Golf Course Company; Wilson Marine Works; Public Warehouses of Matanzas; New York Canal & Great Lakes Corporation; and was a director of P.R. Mallory & Company; Seamen’s Bank for Savings; Brooklyn Trust Company; Brooklyn Hospital; Fifth Avenue Hospital; Atlantic Mutual Insurance; Bank of New York; and Gold Dust Corporation.

He was appointed by President Woodrow Wilson on September 17, 1917, to the War Trade Board and leading up to that he was a member of the shipping committee of the National Council of Defense. In 1914-1916 Munson was a member of the Port & Terminal Committee of the City of New York. The Frank C. Munson Institute of American Maritime History bears his name He was a member of the anti-silver Bankers Club in Manhattan.

Henry Clay Pierce, charter member of The Pilgrims Society in 1903

He was a director of The International Banking Corporation, profiled in the New York Times of January 2, 1902, "International Banking Corporation’s Far Reaching Plans" as operating in the important silver countries of China and the Philippines.

Pierce was considered one of the four richest men in America just after the end of the 19th century (see: Henry Clay Pierce at Picture History).

In "America’s 60 Families" (1937) Ferdinand Lundberg citing other sources stated:


Pierce had huge holdings in Mexico including National Railways of Mexico; Mexican Central Railway; Mexican Pacific Railway; Central Mexican Railway; Mexican American Steamship Company; Mexican & Northern Steamship Company; Mexican National Construction Company; Mexican Fuel Company; Bank of Commerce & Industry, Mexico City; and Tampico Harbor Company. Additionally he owned Pierce Oil Company that later merged into the Rockefellers Standard Oil.

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Elias De Lima

Pierce had interests in Tennessee Central Railroad; Tennessee Construction Company; Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern Railroad; American Central Insurance; Mercantile Fire & Marine Insurance; Title Guaranty Trust Company; Mississippi Valley Trust Company; National Bank of Commerce and others. It’s of potential significance that this large scale financier had large operations in three major silver countries and as we know, bankers are unfriendly to monetary silver.

Elias De Lima, Pilgrims Society, Who’s Who In Finance, Banking & Insurance (1911), page 556, was as of 1910 “managing director of Mexican Bank of Commerce & Industry with which prominent Mexican interests, Deutsch Bank of Berlin, the international banking house of Speyer & Company and other leading American financial men are identified.

The Mexican Bank of Commerce & Industry was interlocked with silver producer and refiner, Penoles (Engineering & Mining Journal, September 12, 1914, page 492).

De Lima was a director of the anti-monetary silver New York Board of Trade.

Ludlow Massacre

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Edward T. Jeffery

Edward T. Jeffery was a director of Equitable Trust Company of New York, a bank chaired by another Pilgrims Society member, Alvin W. Krech. Equitable, along with Chase National Bank, were leaders of the Soviet credit business in the United States, and assisted greatly in maintaining Communism in power in Russia, post World War I. Equitable Trust merged into the silver suppressing Chase National Bank in 1930.

Jeffery, born in Liverpool, England, became president of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in 1895, and in 1905 became chairman of Western Pacific Railway. He was a director of Western Union, First National Bank of Chicago, Mercantile National Bank, at least 13 other railroad corporations, and Colorado Fuel & Iron Company (majority owned by the Rockefeller family!)

On April 20, 1914, armed guards of CFIC opened fire on striking miners, killing some 25, including 11 children, and leading to more violence eventually costing 199 lives (see: Ludlow Massacre at Wikipedia)

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James Speyer

James Speyer, international financier with banking interests in France, Germany (personal friend of Kaiser Wilhelm), Britain and America, member of The Pilgrims, was a supporter of the so-called Stable Money Association, and president for 1912-1914 of the Economic Club of New York (documented to be another anti-silver organization, see “The $150 Cufflinks,” at Silver Investor archives.)

Speyer, J.P. Morgan, the Stillmans, Rockefellers and Rothschilds (all Pilgrims Society interests) formed a syndicate in 1894-1895 which emptied the U.S. Treasury of $129 million in gold, then compelled the U.S. to issue interest bearing bonds to them in return for supplying gold; it was a Treasury raid (“History of the Great American Fortunes” pages 578-579).Speyer was penetrating banking circles in South America (executive committee, Pan American Society of the U.S.) and Mexico with the Mexican Bank of Commerce & Industry (and vice president, Mexico Society of New York).

Speyer was a director of Union Trust; Allianz Insurance of Berlin; French-American Financial Society; Bank of Manhattan; Title Guarantee & Trust; North British & Mercantile Insurance; Provident Loan Society; Corn Products Refining; General Chemical; Lackawanna Steel; Rock Island Company; I ron Mountain & Southern Railway; Baltimore & Ohio Railroad; Missouri Pacific Railway and others; member, committee on finance and currency, New York State Chamber of Commerce (See Who’s Who, 1914, page 2204; 1928, page 1953; and 1940, page 2429).

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Edwin Gould

Charter Pilgrims Society member Edwin Gould (1866-1933) inherited megamillions from his infamous father, Jay Gould, possibly in his time the most hated man in the country (see: Jay Gould at Wikipedia). Jay Gould is famous for a gold market corner in 1869 and control of many thousands of miles of railroads.

“History of the Great American Fortunes” (1909), page 494, spoke of the Goulds having “hundreds of millions of dollars at their command,” a staggering sum in post Civil War times. Two Goulds were listed in the leaked list of The Pilgrims, 1969.

Edwin Gould was a director of half a dozen railroad corporations operating in Missouri, Arkansas, Texas and Colorado; a vice president of The International Banking Corporation and was a member of the Jekyll Island Club and chaired Bowling Green Trust Company until its merger into Equitable Trust which in turn merged in 1930 into silver suppressor Chase National Bank.

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Charles Lanier

Charles Lanier (Pilgrims 1914 list, best image available) was the son of a financier who rose to prominence before the Civil War via the Bank of Indiana; he created the first railroad in Indiana, was a kingpin in bonds, and personally saved the state of Indiana from bankruptcy during the Civil War.

Charles was a director of National Bank of Commerce; Southern Railway; Cleveland Railway; Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railway; Central & South American Telegraph Company; Central Trust Company; American Cotton Oil Company; Metropolitan Opera & Real Estate Company; Western Union Telegraph and others.

He was associated with Pilgrims Society members Pierpont Morgan and August Belmont in financings for several large scale railway systems, and was involved with providing funding to the electrical inventor, Thomas Edison. Edison was also backed by Chicago utilities magnate Samuel Insull, who controlled the entire electric power generating business for Chicago (Pilgrims 1914 list); Insull’s manipulations culminated in wiping out the life savings of 600,000 investors, in spite of which extraordinary crime, he was found not guilty on all counts (see: Samuel Insull at Wikipedia).

Insull held interests in three railroads and created what are today Federal Signal Corporation, Commonwealth Edison, Northern Indiana Public Service Company and others. Lanier was a member of the Jekyll Island Club associated with the founding of the anti-silver Federal Reserve System (1914 Who’s Who, page 1369).

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Nicholas Murray Butler

On November 19, 1908, in an address before the Commercial Club of Kansas City, Nicholas Murray Butler made the following remarks as recorded in “Why Should We Change Our Form Of Government?” (1912, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, pages 63-65).

The nation was started on the right path by Alexander Hamilton, and no statesman since his time has understood more clearly or stated more cogently than he the fundamental principles which control a sound national system of banking and currency. Hamilton’s fundamental ideas of a national banking system supervised by the government and a national bank currency, are incorporated into our system today. BUT JACKSON AND BENTON DESTROYED, IN THEIR SUCCESSFUL WAR UPON THE SECOND BANK OF THE UNITED STATES, the institution which might have been made the controlling factor, under government direction, in giving to the business of the nation a sound and elastic currency system.

(Thomas Hart Benton, 1782-1858, Missouri Senator, was called “Old Bullion” due to his expressed contempt for any use of banknotes. Butler repeated the banker claptrap about elastic currency; meaning, inflatable!)

From the time of Hamilton’s great report on the public credit, made to Congress in 1790, and his opinion on the constitutionality and desirability of a national bank, that great genius advanced steadily in the completeness of his grasp upon the problems which the financial necessities of the new nation and the proper conduct of the people’s business presented. Gallatin in 1811, Dallas in 1814, Calhoun and Clay in 1816, and Marshall, in what is perhaps the most important single opinion the Supreme Court of the United States has ever rendered, made in the case of McCulloch vs Maryland in 1819, all supported and sustained Hamilton’s view.

(Too bad the duel Hamilton had with Aaron Burr, which Hamilton lost, didn’t take place earlier; it could have saved the young nation from more British banking influence with Hamilton as a chief conduit! John C. Calhoun became a leading political adversary of Andrew Jackson; THE NAME JOHN C. CALHOUN APPEARED IN THE 1903 CHARTER LIST OF THE PILGRIMS IN NEW YORK! THIS WAS THE GRANDSON OF ONE OF JACKSON’S TOP OPPONENTS! The 1903 Calhoun married Linnie, grand niece of Richard M. Johnson, Vice President of the United States, 1837-1841; he chaired the executive committee of Central Railroad & Banking Company of Georgia — Who’s Who, 1914, page 362. Calhoun held land and agricultural interests in Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas and was a director od Richmond & West Point Railway, president of Baltimore Coal Mining & Railway Company.)

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Albert Gallatin
Albert Gallatin (1761-1849)
Swiss-American Financier & Statesman

Page 1002 of the 1940 Who’s Who shows Albert Gallatin, member of The Pilgrims in New York, a director of the France-America Society and member of the New York Federal Grand Jury, great great grandson of Albert Gallatin, who was Secretary of the Treasury, 1801-1814 and minister to France and England, and a backer of the ancestor of the Federal Reserve, the Bank of the United States, over which Britain invaded us in the War of 1812 because we let the Bank’s charter expire! Gallatin then helped charter the second U.S. Bank in 1816!)

He was a member of the House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (1795-1801). Gallatin founded both New York University (1831) and the New York State Historical Society (1804) The last link stated the more recent Gallatin “inherited a fortune developed by his great grandfather.” While the original Gallatin made certain correct sounding pronouncements on money, debt, finance and the economy, and publicly clashed with Alexander Hamilton, this was merely for public display. The term “controlled opposition” comes to mind today, and we indeed are faced with it – take care who you trust! Sources, people or groups who insist there is no conspiracy in precious metals are not out for the nation’s best interests. The original Gallatin, central bank supporter.

Kentucky, Illinois and Montana have counties named for the original Gallatin; also the city in Tennessee. William Warner Hoppin (Pilgrims 1940 leaked list) married Mary Gallatin on March 31, 1902. Hoppin was grandson of Rhode Island governor Hoppin (1854-1856) who owned chemical and railroad interests. The younger Hoppin was involved with The Pilgrims war effort, in charge of government contracts with United Aircraft Corporation, (a user of huge pure silver “bus bars”) 1942-1945 (Who’s Who, 1940, page 1296). His mother was a member of the Beekman family (Pilgrims), of Dutch descent and very wealthy land owners. The Gallatins are linked by marriage to the Goelets, of Dutch ancestry and huge landowners from colonial times. No notice of any Goelet ancestry in The Pilgrims – yet, which has come as a surprise. Possibly the inner circle, where decisions transpire as to who will be invited, hasn’t deemed them correct material and so have been left in circles below The Pilgrims outer circle.

Returning to Pilgrims member Butler, central bank defender:

The financial troubles and difficulties of the United States began when the principles of Hamilton were forgotten, and the nation started out on the uncharted sea of reckless financial experiment. There is now sitting a Monetary Commission clothed with the authority of law to make careful and extensive inquiry into the banking and currency question, and to formulate a report for action by Congress. This Commission has gone about its work in the wisest possible way. Without preconception or prepossession, it has undertaken to study, with an open mind, the practices and experiences of other civilized peoples. Out of it there is almost certain to come a proposal for legislation that will take our banking and currency system out of the unsatisfactory condition in which it now is, and put it on a firm foundation, to the end that business may be carried on without fear of money famine or financial panic, and the legitimate needs of every portion of the country may be equally served. Nothing could be more unfortunate than to allow this question to become a partisan one.

The 1914 Who’s Who, page 350, shows Nicholas Butler, central banking advocate, a vice president of The Pilgrims as of 1913 and president of Columbia University since 1902; he was president of The Pilgrims Society, New York, 1928-1946; his listing in various Who’s Who volumes is stunning for length and detail.

William Manchester in “The Glory and the Dream” (1973, pages 67-68) said of Butler:

Nicholas Murray Butler told his students that “TOTALITARIAN REGIMES BROUGHT FORTH MEN OF FAR GREATER INTELLIGENCE, FAR STRONGER CHARACTER, AND FAR MORE COURAGE THAN THE SYSTEM OF ELECTIONS,” and if anyone represented the American establishment then it was Dr. Butler, with his Nobel Prize, his 34 honorary degrees, and his 30 year tenure as president of Columbia University.

The king makers of The Pilgrims Society have the President of the United States in their hip pocket, by controlling the nominating process of both major parties! They had Butler as president of the France-America Society, 1914-1924, and a long time director of New York Life Insurance.

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Casimir De Rham


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De Rham Family

The 1969 leaked list of The Pilgrims for New York shows a necrology of members who passed away in 1968 and 1969. One of those names was Casimir De Rham. The little info I’ve found on him shows he was descended from the original Swiss Consul General in New York in 1822 and was a banker! Casimir 1969 was also descended from John Motley Morehead, Governor of North Carolina 1841-1845, and from Rufus L. and Margaret (Morehead) Patterson, founder and chairman of American Machine & Foundry and inventor of the cigarette vending machine (merged into another entity in 1985). Son of Casimir 1969 was a director of Cambridge Trust Company, Massachusetts, from 1967-2002. Bankers and more bankers – all fractional reserving their way through the middle class! Casimir De Rham, who married into the AMF, American Machine & Foundry fortune and also inherited wealth from the invention of cigarette vending machine patents, was listed in The Pilgrims necrology for 1969.

He descended from the original Swiss consul general in New York in 1822, Henri Casimir De Rham (1785-1873), whose family had large holdings in Germany and Switzerland tracing back into medieval times, and from North Carolina Governor John Morehead (1841-1845) known as the “father of modern North Carolina” who became president of the North Carolina Railroad and whose family owned large landholdings and water rights, and later became major holders of Union Carbide, former Silver Users Association member. Morehead chaired the National Whig Party Convention in 1848. The Whigs favored a renewed central bank! Casimir De Rham’s son, also a large hospital developer, resided in the ultra-exclusive Tuxedo Park New York of megamillion dollar estates, which is at all times crawling with Pilgrims Society members. The original Henri Casimir De Rham was the first Swiss consul general in New York in 1822 and was also a banker (De Rham, Iselin & Moore, the Iselins, also Swiss, are another Pilgrims Society family) and merchant and supporter of the second United States Bank! Henri De Rham was “an adviser to many influential men in France and Switzerland whose material interests in this country were largely guided by him.” Casimir Jr. son of the De Rham who died in 1969 “served on numerous boards” (NYT, 2/20/2011) for ex he was on the board of Cambridge Trust Company from 1967 to 2002. He was a Mason and of course, an Episcopalian like most Pilgrims Society members! As this is written there is a Henri Casimir De Rham in management of the Monaco Yacht Club and the dynastic De Rham family’s ties to other wealth in that elite principality are shown here.

Elizabeth Evarts De Rham, daughter in law of this Pilgrims Society member who died in 1969, was herself descended from the Civil wartime Governor of New York, Edwin Denison Morgan (1859-1862), who became a Union Army General and a Senator from New York (1863-1869); Morgan was also chairman of the Republican National Committee (1856-1864) and 1872-1876. Morgan had a large wholesale grocery business in New York but more importantly, controlled finance in the State of Missouri for a quarter century, handling almost 70% of the state’s bonds and most of the bonds of St. Louis, between 1835 and 1860. This was a Morgan separate from the more familiar (Pilgrims Society) Morgan family. In 1881 Morgan had the post of United States Treasury Secretary locked up, but suddenly declined. The De Rham line has intersected by marriage with the Winthrops (Pilgrims Society), the Beekmans (Pilgrims Society) and the Astors (Pilgrims Society). Sir James Kinlock, a Baronet, also appears in the dazzling De Rham ancestry; add in the Bache family of Placer Dome Gold Mines and Bache & Company, which helped wreck the Hunt brothers silver play in 1980. The Bache dynasty held considerable influence in nineteenth century Prussia and Germany and apparently played some role in European silver demonetization. De Rham, Pilgrims Society conspirator, went to hell in 1969.

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Edward Julius Berwind

Edward Julius Berwind (1848-1936) was a charter member of The Pilgrims in New York in 1903 and the world’s leading coal producing magnate. An associate of Pilgrims Society members J.P. Morgan senior and junior, Berwind was a director of Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway; Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix Railway; Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway; New York & Queens County Railway; Cuba Railroad Company; Cuba Company; Havana Coal Company; Wilmore Steam Ship Company; Interborough Rapid Transit; New York & Long Island Traction Company; Subway Realty; Atlantic, Gulf & West Indies Steam Ship Lines; Rapid Transit Subway Construction Company; Clyde Steam Ship Company; Long Island Electric Railway; Puerto Rico Coal Company; Maritime Coal Company; International Coal Company; Mutual Life Insurance; Newport Trust Company; Archer Coal Depot; Ocean Coal Company; National Bank of Commerce; Girard Trust of Philadelphia; Berwind Bank; Guaranty Safe Deposit Company; North British & Mercantile Insurance; International Mercantile Marine; Guaranty Trust Company of New York; and others. He was a member of the Metropolitan Club in the District of Columbia, likely for the purpose of buying legislation; and a member of the anti-silver Bankers Club of America.

Notable was the fact of Berwind’s directorship in Girard Trust, named for Stephen Girard, main domestic power in the first British controlled United States Bank, British loyalist and wealthiest man in America at the end of the 18th century and well into the 19th century. Girard was a large stockholder in the second Bank of the United States and endowed Girard College in Philadelphia; Wikipedia estimated his fortune as the 4th largest in American history based on ratio to gross domestic product; in “History of the Great American Fortunes,” 1907, pages 76-77, Girard’s complicity with the British and his overwhelming financial power was elucidated. The Berwind fortune as of 1924 was rated the 17th largest in the United States (“America’s 60 Families,” 1937, page 26)

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Alonzo Barton Hepburn

The New York Times, December 23, 1908 reported "Jacob H. Schiff, A. Barton Hepburn and Others Say the Silver Agitation Cannot be Revived."

Alonzo Barton Hepburn, Pilgrims Society (Who’s Who In America, 1914, page 1092) who held regulatory positions in banking for New York State beginning in 1880 and in 1892-1893 was Comptroller of the Currency in the Harrison and Cleveland administrations, after which he campaigned against silver in the National Sound Money League. Hepburn became president of the Rockefeller/Astor Chase National Bank in 1899 and chairman in 1911.

The American Bankers Association set up a currency commission in 1906, chaired by Pilgrims Society member Hepburn, fighting for another central bank. Anti-silver activist Hepburn ran the New York Chamber of Commerce after Jesup’s tenure. Hepburn was placed on such boards as Bankers Trust; Columbia Knickerbocker Trust; Fidelity Trust; Maryland Trust; First National Bank; New York Life Insurance; First Security Company; American Car & Foundry; American Agricultural Chemical; American Cotton Oil Company; Safety Car Heating & Lighting Company; Remington Typewriter; Sears Roebuck & Company; Studebaker Corporation; Woolworth Company; Texas Company (Texaco); and United Cigar Manufacturers. Hepburn chaired the anti-silver Economic Club of New York, 1907-1909 and was a U.S. delegate to the Pan American Financial Conference of 1915, where silver money wasn’t discussed (see later). Hepburn was a governor of the anti-silver Bankers Club of America, along with various other Pilgrims Society members, and highly likely member Alexander J. Hemphill, director of at least 25 major corporations, whose son Clifford, a financier and board member of large corporations, surfaced as a member (Who’s Who in the East, 1957, page 396).

A banknote is not money

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Jacob H. Schiff

Jacob H. Schiff, Pilgrims Society, partner in Kuhn, Loeb & Company investment bankers, was a founding member of The Pilgrims Society of the United States (page 154, "The Pilgrims of the United States," 2003) and was a director of National City Bank of New York; Central Trust Company; Western Union; New York Foundation; and National Employment Exchange.

The Schiffs and Warburgs (more to follow) are related, and John M. Schiff (director of large corporations) became treasurer of The Pilgrims New York, 1968-1985. His son David T. Schiff became a member.

We’re mostly family in The Pilgrims Society!

Before any unjust person plays the religion card, rest assured this is a financial inquiry, not a religious one; and greed, I believe, transcends all denominations.

The pattern I want to establish is this:

  • Just after the end of the 19th century a Secret Society of financiers and aristocrats on both sides of the Atlantic was formed, calling itself The Pilgrims, with branches in London and New York.
  • Though the Society had no official existence until 1902, its founders were active against silver in some cases, generations beforehand.
  • Ancestors of some members were active against silver and gold as money back into medieval times.

That can be the subject of another historical probe. This report is concerned with demonstrating a pattern that attacks against silver first, and gold secondly, since the dawn of the 20th century, have been coordinated from the highest levels, and back of a massive wall of silence and secrecy, by this organization calling itself The Pilgrims Society!

They are in control of major central banks, and want the world on a global fiat basis! They oppose private property rights in silver, gold and land! The land issue is also a matter for another investigation; however, since the Federal Reserve was established, more Americans are living in apartments (feudalism), homeless, and in a mortgage foreclosure crisis, than ever before!

There is the intent to abolish private ownership of land on the part of all but this feudalistic, British Crown allied organization of leftist international financiers! However, this deprivation does not extend to them; William Amherst Vanderbilt Cecil, Pilgrims Society, as of this documentary’s release still owns Biltmore, a 255 room mansion usually considered the most lavish residence in the Western hemisphere. His name reflects the transatlantic marriages of the railroad kingpin Vanderbilts with the Cecils, one of Britain’s traditional five ruling families dating back over half a thousand years!

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Nelson Aldrich
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Edward Butterfield Vreeland
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Jefferson Monroe Levy

"Others" opposed to silver money referred to by the article included Pilgrims Society member, Rhode Island Senator Nelson Aldrich, grandfather of Pilgrims Society member Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (which see more of to follow).

Aldrich chaired the National Monetary Commission that propagandized for a central bank, hollering about the need for an "elastic currency" (endlessly inflatable and not redeemable in silver or gold!)

Almost all the Jekyll Island personalities have been identified as having been Pilgrims Society members.

Edward Butterfield Vreeland, 1856-1936, Pilgrims Society

He was a Congressman from New York (1899-1913)

He was a public school superintendant from 1877 to 1882.

He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1881, but engaged in banking and in the oil and insurance business.

Vreeland chaired the House Committee on Banking and Currency.

He also acted as vice chairman of the National Monetary Commission, 1909-1912, lobbying for a British affiliated central bank.

Jefferson Monroe Levy (1852-1924), charter member in 1903 of The Pilgrims Society.

He was nephew of Uriah Levy, a United States Navy Commodore who made a fortune in New York City real estate in the 1820’s and faced a half dozen court martials in his naval career!

Uriah Levy’s great-great grandfather founded the city of Savannah, Georgia.

Jefferson Levy “made a fortune in real estate and stock speculation. By the turn of the century he was one of the wealthiest men in America” (see: Saving Monticello: Marc Leepson's acclaimed book on the Levy family and Jefferson's house) He bought Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, in 1879 after his uncle originally bought it in 1834.

Who Was Who in America, 1897-1942, page 724, was silent as to Levy’s status as a member of The Pilgrims Society; it did state his membership in the United States House of Representatives in 1899-1901 as leader of the Gold Democrats (anti-silver, which eventually also means anti-gold); and again he was a member of Congress, 1911-1915, “author and first to introduce Reserve Bank bill,” meaning, the central bank we were saddled with in 1913.

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Alden Freeman

Alden Freeman appeared in the 1914 list of The Pilgrims.

His father was once treasurer for Standard Oil Company, majority owned by the Rockefellers, with others involved including the Harknesses, Pratts, Whitneys, Folgers etc — all Pilgrims Society represented groups.

Freeman Jr., once with Seaboard National Bank, became a newspaper publisher in New Jersey and was the national spearhead activist campaigning for the 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which provided for the direct election of Senators from the states to Capitol Hill.

Previously Senators were selected by the state legislatures, insuring state and local control over the Senate. The 17th Amendment allowed Wall Street (read — “The Pilgrims Society”) to seize direct control over enough Senators as to gain a whip hand over national United States policy!

This subversive action had colossal impact against silver in the legislative sphere! 37 states were massaged to ratify the 17th Amendment by the time the Federal Reserve legislation was enacted in December 1913; meaning, without the agitations of Pilgrims Society member Freeman, we might not still be plagued by a central bank; yet, in writings on the Federal Reserve, very few mentions have been made of Freeman, and none outside myself have cited the fact of the Jekyll Island meeting being attended almost entirely by Pilgrims Society members.

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Sir Byron Edmund Walker

Sir Byron Edmund Walker (1848-1924), Pilgrims Society, Commander Royal Victorian Order Knighted in 1910 by King George V, Royal Patron of The Pilgrims Society. According to Byron Edmund Walker at Wikipedia:

Walker is known for developing the first set of written regulations for dividing a bank into a complex array of departments and is widely credited for the revision of the Canada Banking Act that gave Canada a centralized, panic-proof banking system. Walker was also professionally respected internationally. As vice-president of the American Bankers Association he was invited by a U.S. congressional committee to advise on the drafting of the Federal Reserve legislation. He held many key national and international positions; chairman of the bankers' section of the Toronto Board of Trade from 1891-92; vice-president of the Canadian Bankers Association (which he helped found in 1891) in 1893 and its president from 1894-95; chairman of the 1899 Royal Commission on the financial position of the province of Ontario; and chairman of the Section of Money and Credit for the 1904 Universal Exposition in St. Louis. He was a fellow of the Institute of Bankers of England and fellow of the Royal Economic Society of England. In 1906 he was elected director of the Canadian Bank of Commerce. He served as president from 1907 until his death in 1924.

(You have to laugh at “panic proof banking system;” Walker’s bank is now known as Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce or CIBC, and has issued bearish statements on silver; all entities with which Walker was associated were anti-monetary silver.)

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Sir Robert Borden

Sir Robert Borden (1854-1937), Pilgrims Society, organized the Canadian Bar Association in 1896 and is on Canada’s $100 fiat note today. He was Prime Minister, 1911-1920 and Chancellor of McGill University, 1918-1920.

In 1914 Borden got his wish with the War Measures Act, giving the government sweeping emergency powers similar to our 1917 Trading With the Enemy statute; the Emergencies Act of 1988 replaced it, to which The Crown gave “Royal Assent.” As of 1977 we have the obnoxious International Emergency Economic Powers Act, a tool by which The Pilgrims Society can “seize the wealth necessary.”

Borden conscripted a half a million Canadians to go fight for his Pilgrim Partners in London, to which French Canadians strenuously objected but were overruled. Borden led Canada into the League of Nations, which Idaho Silver Senator William Borah, “The Great Opposer,” successfully fought in our Senate. Borden was chancellor of Queen’s University, 1924-1930 and president of Crown Life Insurance, 1928-1937; he was a director of the Bank of Nova Scotia (history as silver suppressor) and president, 1929-1937 of Barclays Bank Canada (silver suppressor).

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President Grover Cleveland

President Grover Cleveland, an opponent of monetary silver (see: Grover Cleveland: Against a Free Silver Policy) became a charter member of The Pilgrims Society and a trustee of the Equitable Life Assurance Society.

Contrast Cleveland with monetary heroes I’ve mentioned, who were also overflowing with courage as military men — Andrew Jackson and Sam Houston! Under the Conscription Act of 1863, Cleveland (born 1837) paid $150 to George Benninsky to serve in his place! Cleveland was a big man, but so was Sam Houston; and I imagine that had they been contemporaries in a brawl, Houston would have savaged Cleveland to the tune of squealing moans!

These Pilgrims Society members, as Presidents and Generals and Admirals, have shown expertise in both World Wars, Korea and Vietnam and elsewhere, in ordering troops to face death; yet they themselves remained safely out of range!

In "Who Was Who In America, 1897-1942," page 231, we find:

In 1896 the Democratic Party having declared for the free coinage of silver in the platform of its National Convention, Mr. Cleveland withheld his support from the ticket and endorsement.
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John G. Milburn

Charter Pilgrims Society member in 1903, attorney John G. Milburn with offices at 54 Wall Street chaired the anti-silver Economic Club of New York, 1910-1912.

According to his listing on page 1618 of the 1914 Who’s Who, Milburn was a trustee of New York Life Insurance Company starting in 1907; president of the Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo in 1901; and “member of the Commissioners of Statutory Consolidation, which consolidated all general statutes of New York from 1777”

Also according to Who's Who, “President McKinley was taken to his house after fatal assault and died there!

Milburn was president of the New York State Bar Association, 1902-1904; president of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1919-1921. He was also a director of silver suppressor Chase National Bank and American Express and a Columbia University trustee.

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President William McKinley

According to the Miller Center at the University of Virginia:

Among the most important domestic issues that President William McKinley had to deal with during his presidency, bimetallism and tariff legislation loomed large. Through most of 1897, the McKinley administration pursued an international agreement to include silver, along with gold, as an acceptable backing for the major European currencies. McKinley indicated his support for bimetallism if England, France, Russia, and Italy would go along. When negotiations with these nations over bimetallism failed in late 1897, McKinley began advocating a gold-based currency. In 1900, he signed the Gold Standard Act, which formally placed U.S. money on the gold standard. All currency was fully backed by gold, with a fixed price at $20.67 an ounce.

McKinley was fatally shot while at the Pan American Exposition, on September 6, 1901, dying on the 14th.

As McKinley fell, his secretary, George B. Cortelyou, who we already saw earlier as a Pilgrims member, was apparently the first to reach the fallen President (see: William McKinley at Wikipedia) Could it be that as McKinley showed support for silver earlier on, The Pilgrims Society could not trust him again to not stray from their anti-silver trajectory?

It’s beyond mere chance that two of these worthy gentlemen were right there on the spot, and McKinley was even taken to Milburn’s residence!

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President James A. Garfield
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Louis Thomas McFadden

Were William McKinley and JFK both assassinated due to tendencies towards monetary silver?

That’s my firm conviction! Let these synthetic money creators of The Pilgrims Society be sentenced to climb Mount McKinley, Alaska, barefoot! The cold should be warm compared to their iciness, and the peak rises higher over its base than any other land based mountain on Earth.

Don’t forget that on July 2, 1881, President James Garfield was fatally shot; the same Garfield on record as stating:

A banknote is not money; and no power on earth can make it money.

He was succeeded by banker puppet Rutherford Hayes.

In “The Federal Reserve and Our Manipulated Dollar” (1975, Martin Larson) page 99 we find:

On two occasions assassins attempted to kill McFadden with gunfire; later he died, a few hours after attending a banquet, and THERE IS LITTLE DOUBT THAT HE WAS POISONED.

Louis T. McFadden (1876-1936) was a Republican Congressman from Pennsylvania

McFadden introduced House Resolution 158, calling for impeachment of the Treasury Secretary, two of his lieutenants, the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System and the officers and directors of the 12 Federal Reserve branch banks; Congressional Record, May 23, 1933, pages 4055-4058.

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Chunilal Suraya, an Indian financier who accumulated some 800 tons of silver and operated the Indian Specie Bank, was driven into bankruptcy by The Pilgrims Society, London branch, and committed suicide in 1913. In “The International Silver Trade” by Thomas Patrick Mohide (Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, England 1992) page 128 remarked:

The Indian government’s agents in London set a trap for him. Year after year he sold his silver at a handsome profit to the India Office. Somewhat miffed, the India Office eventually bought silver secretly through Mocatta for a whole year and did not need to buy it from Suraya. However, Chunilal Suraya had counted on the India Office as a customer again. When they did not buy, he went bankrupt in 1913 and committed suicide.

Why was the India Office, headed by The Marquess of Crewe, miffed over this Indian’s silver dealings?

Inescapably, it was because The World Money Power doesn’t approve of silver as money, and it routinely smashes wealthy individuals outside its influence circles!

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Herbert H. Asquith

The Marquess was probably a Pilgrims member; fragmentary information doesn’t allow for complete details; however, he was a cabinet officer in the government of Prime Minister Herbert H. Asquith, also known as The Earl of Oxford and Asquith, who was a Pilgrims Society member — “Pilgrim Partners,” 1942, page 66). Asquith, a known Rothschild associate, had his subordinates in the British India Office “set a trap” for Indian silver dealer Suraya to wreck his operations.

According to Henry Jarecki the Indian Specie Bank was “rescued” (taken over) by Mocatta & Goldsmid, London — another Pilgrims Society interest — upon Suraya’s ruin. A line from Byron (1788-1824) fits Asquith:

He was the mildest mannered man who ever scuttled ship or cut a throat.

At The Project Gutenberg eBook of The New Freedom, by Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924) we read:

Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.
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President Woodrow Wilson

Was Wilson speaking of The Pilgrims Society?

He could not have been speaking of a group representing only one major university — Skull & Bones Society of Yale. Unless, that is, someone believes that no major elitists come from anywhere else other than Yale, including Pilgrims member David Rockefeller, from Harvard! The Pilgrims is transatlantic and encompasses Yale as well as many others. Predating The Pilgrims by 70 years, Skull & Bones is nonetheless markedly inferior in power. The overlap is strong, and Pilgrims members like Francis F. Russell superintended the Russell Trust Association, financial basis of Bones.

Wilson was president of Princeton University (a major Pilgrims Society institution) 1902-1910 and New Jersey Governor, 1911-1913. He was president for 1910 of the American Political Science Association and received a Nobel Prize in 1919. He set up the War Industries Board managed by members such as Clarence Dillon and Edward Stettinius Jr. to enrich multiple Pilgrims Society members including Andrew Mellon.

Wilson was President from 1913-1921, during which time he:

  • Signed into law the Federal Reserve Act and getting the country into World War I with the “Pilgrim Partners,” the worldwide British Empire.
  • Wilson appointed Pilgrims Society member Paul Warburg to its anti-precious metals board.
  • Favored the Sixteenth Amendment allowing for a progressive Federal Income Tax, which was escaped by Pilgrims Society members via mazes of trusts and foundations.
  • He sent Pilgrims Society members to Paris in 1919 to help British Pilgrims Society members impose the Treaty of Versailles on Germany, intentionally guaranteeing the second World War, highly desired by The Secret Organization.
  • Wilson championed the Crown’s League of Nations, another Pilgrims Society attempt at universal tyranny.
  • The Trading With The Enemy Act of 1917, signed by Wilson, is often regarded as a large part of the alleged basis of Franklin Roosevelt’s seizure of gold and silver.
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Bainbridge Colby
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Frances L. Hine
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Frederick Eugene Farnsworth

Wilson practiced law after leaving office. He was a partner of Pilgrims Society member Bainbridge Colby, who was his Secretary of State, 1920-1921.

Colby was a member of the U.S. Shipping Board during World War I, benefitting the transoceanic shipping interests represented in The Pilgrims Society. Member of the American Mission to the Inter-Allied Conference at Paris in 1917.

He helped found the Progressive Party in Chicago in 1912

Colby was a friend of Theodore Roosevelt and handled litigation relating to public utilities and Equitable Life Assurance and the American Newspaper Association.

He was also special advisor to the Attorney General.

Charles Collman’s 1915 book, “War Plotters of Wall Street” mentioned banker Frances L. Hine (Pilgrims Society 1914 list).

In 1909 Hine became president of First National Bank of New York. The 1914 Who’s Who, page 1120, listed him additionally as a director of the silver suppressing Chase National Bank, ostensibly a competing bank!

He was also a director of eight railroads and various other corporations involved in water, insurance, food processing, can manufacturing, rubber, coal, tobacco, oil, ship building, cotton, copper mining and other interests.

Frederick Eugene Farnsworth, Pilgrims Society, was general secretary of the anti-precious metals American Bankers Association, 1907-1919. Farnsworth was assistant to Michigan Governor Cyrus Luce, 1887-1891 and was with Union National Bank of Detroit, 1898-1903.

Luce was earlier associated with the Whig Party (1833-1856) which supported the second Bank of the United States in the second Andrew Jackson administration, and again supported a central bank during the John Tyler administration (1841-1845), going so far as to instigate a riot outside the White House over Tyler’s refusal to support the unconstitutional plan — see “The Temper Tantrum” in Archives at Silver Investor.

Farnsworth founded the Detroit Museum of Art in 1907. As of the 1926 Who’s Who, page 687, he was president of Combustion Specialties Corporation; treasurer, National Bond & Mortgage Corporation; and president, Anglo Latin Funding Company.

“Hits Glass On Silver” subtitled “Ex-Senator Cannon Charges That He Caused Price Break In 1919” we find — February 11, 1932, page 3 New York Times:

Denver, February 10 (Associated Press) — Frank J. Cannon, former Senator from Utah and now president of the National Bimetallic Association, with headquarters in Denver, charged in an address at a joint session of the Colorado General Assembly today that Senator Glass of Virginia was responsible for breaking the world price of silver in 1919 when he was Secretary of the Treasury. “Glass authorized the dumping of 29,000,000 silver dollars in the Orient for the ostensible purpose of regulating our exchanges with silver using countries, BUT FOR THE ACTUAL PURPOSE OF SMASHING THE WORLD PRICE OF SILVER,”  said Mr. Cannon. He declared that he hoped Mr. Glass would not become Secretary of the Treasury in the Roosevelt cabinet.

Was Glass a Pilgrims member? Documents available at this time don’t show it; however, he was associated with Paul Warburg, according to Elgin Groseclose in “Fifty Years of Managed Money,” 1966, page 98; Warburg is ID’d as a member.

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George Fisher Baker

Charter Pilgrims Society member George Fisher Baker (1840-1931). He was chairman of the First National Bank of New York as of 1909 (predecessor to Citigroup) was according to George Fisher Baker at Wikipedia, a director of 22 corporations; yet in his listing on page 98 of the 1914 Who’s Who, he lists 56 boards he was on "and various other corporations," with an amazing list of railroad corporations.

They were correct in referencing Baker as "one of the most imposing figures in banking history." He was on the cover of Time Magazine, April 14, 1924. His son and grandson became Pilgrims Society members.

Current George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University is Martin Feldstein (see: Martin Feldstein at Wikipedia) who received an award from the anti-silver American Economic Association and served as its president in 2004. Feldstein has served as a director of such silver antagonists as American International Group and J.P. Morgan & Company and is a contributor to the Wall Street Journal.

Pilgrims Society kingpin Baker left one of the largest estates on record in 1931.



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Another megabank was forming to seize wealth in other areas, by a Pilgrims Society “brother” of George F. Baker, namely, Edward Coleman Delafield, of ancient French aristocratic lineage. The Bank of America was several years ago (circa 2004) listed on the roster of the Silver Users Association. Due to the extreme difficulty of decisively identifying most Pilgrims Society members, I have my views that several current Bank of America board members are Pilgrims Society members. Herewith a brief look at some major history of this huge megabank. The scan at right comes from page 628 of the Who’s Who in America, 1928-1929 and we present this as a “flashback”

The Delafields, actually a very important Pilgrims Society family, trace back over 1,200 years ago to a Count De La Feld in northeastern France near the border with Germany. Here you see the leader of the Delafield family in the late 1920s took the helm of Bank of America after a merger in which the Delafields acquired a large Bank of America shareholding. Note also the pattern was again validated, that most Pilgrims New York members are Episcopalians – not Jews or Catholics! His older brother, born in 1874, John Ross Delafield, was also a Pilgrims member, also an Episcopalian, and also had offices at 44 Wall Street. Note John’s association with a very old English family (Burleigh) with representatives in The Pilgrims New York, and his activities with another Pilgrims dynasty, the Iselins, of Swiss descent. Note both these Delafields, descended from old European royalty, were involved in the budding USA hospital industry! Note also that they had HEAVY ancestry from the Livingston dynasty of very large scale early American land magnates. The Livingston lineage in fact appears in more Pilgrims Society genealogies than any other family, period! Robert Livingston arranged the consummation in 1803 of the Louisiana Purchase from France, which added a truly overwhelming 828,000 square miles to American territory! The history of The Pilgrims New York indeed is the financial history of North America!

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Frank Vanderlip

Charter Pilgrims Society member Frank Vanderlip played important role in founding the Federal Reserve System, set up to systematically loot the middle class, eventually reverting it to feudalism, chaired the anti-silver Economic Club of New York in 1916-1918. Read about him at Jekyll Island Club Hotel Newsletter.

The 1914 Who’s Who, page 2400, shows Vanderlip was “president of National City Bank and director of Riggs National Bank; Seaboard Railway; Chesapeake & Ohio Railway; Oregon Short Line Railroad; Norfolk Southern Railroad; Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway; etc.” The 1969 leaked list of The Pilgrims showed Frank Vanderlip Jr. a member.

The New York Times, April 27, 1933, reported Vanderlip Jr. was chairman of the "Committee on Mental Health Needs of New York City” which translated means “keeping The Pilgrims Society out of the national awareness and forcing compliance with government viewpoints. He held interests in Palos Verdes Corporation, California, “the most exclusive residential colony in the nation,” built on 16,000 acres his father acquired in 1913, “and other corporations” and was a director of the National Municipal League.

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Benjamin Strong
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William Peter Hamilton
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John Bassett Moore

Benjamin Strong, Pilgrims Society, was president of the anti-silver Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 1914 to 1928. He was also one of the six conspirators at Jekyll Island where the Federal Reserve System was finalized — only one of the six has so far not been identified as a Pilgrims Society member.

The 1960 Who’s Who in America, page 2812 shows his son Benjamin married Laura Pratt in 1947. Pratt is one of the original families who partnered with John D. Rockefeller in Standard Oil. Strong's son became chairman of United States Trust Company of New York in 1958 and a director of Home Life Insurance; Atlantic Mutual Insurance Companies; and Royal Globe Insurance Companies. Strong is also chairman of Union Theological Seminary (perhaps they paint silver out of the Bible).

British subject William Peter Hamilton, Pilgrims Society, was editor of the Wall Street Journal, 1908-1929. In “Banks & Politics During the Progressive Era” by Richard McCulley (Routledge Publishers, London, 2012), page 244, the Wall Street Journal editorialized (“propagandized”) against those voicing opposition to the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. He was an associate of newspaperman William T. Stead, Pilgrims Society, who knew Cecil Rhodes intimately and assisted with the secret society plans Rhodes envisioned, which sprang to life after his death, with The Pilgrims Society being “the first organization,” Review of Reviews, May 1902, pages 557-558; (text image is from page 948 of the 1928 Who’s Who)

John Bassett Moore (1860-1947), Pilgrims Society, was an expert on international law and held numerous university, government and diplomatic posts and was a power in many international conferences.

Moore was (Who’s Who, 1933, page 1652):

Counselor Dept. of State, with power to sign as secretary of state, 1913-1914. Member of Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague since 1912; judge Permanent Court of International Justice, 1921-1928; delegate to Pan American Financial Congress of 1915.

That meeting was catalogued in a 751 page document in which silver wasn’t mentioned as a monetary quantity (see: Proceedings of the First Pan American Financial Conference)

Moore was a director of Equitable Life Assurance Society. He was honorary president, Pan American Society of the United States. President, American Political Science Association, 1913-1914 and was awarded the Roosevelt Distinguished Public Service Medal in 1927.

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Beekman Winthrop

According to Wikipedia, Pilgrims Society member, “Beekman Winthrop (September 18, 1874 – November 10, 1940) was a New York lawyer and Governor of Puerto Rico from 1904 to 1907. The son of Robert Winthrop, Beekman came from a family of wealth and influence in New York (though he was born in Orange, New Jersey) and attended Harvard University where he received a law degree in 1900. A descendant of both John Winthrop first Governor of Massachusetts, and John Winthrop, the Younger, first Governor of Connecticut, within four years after graduating he became first a personal secretary to (future President) William Howard Taft while he was Governor General of the Philippines and later was appointed as a judge in the Court of First Instance in the Philippines. He was a personal friend of Theodore Roosevelt and was appointed by him in 1904 as Governor of Puerto Rico, at the age of only 28. In 1907, Winthrop was appointed assistant Secretary of the Treasury by President Theodore Roosevelt. In 1909 he was made assistant Secretary of the Navy by President Taft, a post he retained (with time as acting Secretary until 1913.” Now for what Wikipedia could have said and didn’t!

The Winthrops and Aldriches are related, both Pilgrims Society families close to the Federal Reserve System. The Beekmans are also Livingston relatives, and the Livingston name, so far, appears in more Pilgrims Society genealogies than any other; they also were large colonial landowners. The name Beekman, of Dutch origin, also traces to colonial times; the Beekmans were very large land owners, including in downtown Manhattan, and others with “Beekman” in their name have surfaced over the years as members of The Pilgrims (Fenwick Beekman, leaked 1957 list, he was a prominent surgeon, drawing larger sums as a landlord – The Pilgrims have their own MD’s as members!). The British invaders used the Beekman mansion in New York as a headquarters during the Revolutionary War. The Rockefellers have been involved with Beekman real estate. Lundberg in “America’s 60 Families,” (1937, page 222), called Beekman Winthrop “pre-Civil War landed aristocracy.”

The Beekmans were colonial era slave owners, who kept them in chains (Schenectady Daily Gazette, October 29, 1994). James Beekman fled New York as the British approached, suggesting he wasn’t a Crown loyalist; if so, this makes it more ironic that his descendants would revert to Crown loyalty by being members of The Pilgrims. The 1928 Who’s Who, page 2254 showed Beekman Winthrop as senior partner in Robert Winthrop & Company, 40 Wall Street, and a director of National City Bank, American International Group, International Banking Corporation, Cayuga & Susquehanna Railroad, Engineers Public Service Company, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, and “etc.,” suggesting an unknown number of other directorships. Years later his nephew Robert Winthrop, surfaced in leaked Pilgrims lists, and appears on boards including International Banking Corporation; National City Bank; National Reinsurance Corporation; Green Bay & Western Railroad; Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western Railroad; United States & Foreign Securities; Nassau Hospital; Seamen’s Bank for Savings; and Wood, Struthers & Winthrop (1966 Who’s Who, page 2332). Ted Butler repeatedly cited American International Group as a major silver suppressor, dumping Chinese silver onto the world market to depress prices (1990s); however, AIG may have been involved for most of a century.

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William Cameron Forbes

William Cameron Forbes, Pilgrims Society (1870-1959), was Governor General of the Philippines, 1908-1913, an important silver country. He was the son of the president of Bell Telephone Company and grandson of famous essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Forbes was Ambassador to Japan, 1930-1932 and disturbingly, chairman of the American Economic Mission to the Far East in 1935, the same year The Pilgrims Society, United States branch, drove China off her centuries old silver money standard, as of November 3, 1935.

Forbes was honorary president of the China Society of America; member India House Club, New York; trustee, Carnegie Institution of Washington; Overseer, Harvard University, 1914-1920; sent by the President to investigate conditions in the Philippines, 1921; receiver, Brazilian Railway Company, 1914-1919; partner, J.M. Forbes & Company; director, Copper Range Company; Boston Metal Investors; Stone & Webster; American Telephone & Telegraph; United Fruit Company; Massachusetts Fire & Marine Insurance; Massachusetts Hospital Life Insurance; Commercial Credit; Petroleum Heat & Power Company; Old Colony Trust; Arthur D. Little Incorporated; and others (Who’s Who, 1940, page 950; Who’s Who, 1952, page 827).

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The Pittman Act of 1918, authored by Nevada silver Senator Key Pittman, allowed for melting 270,232,722 silver dollars for bullion conversion into approximately 209MOZ (see: Pittman Act at Wikipedia) The bullion was then sold to Great Britain, in order that they could maintain control over British India, where demands were strident for payment in silver relating to expenses of World War I (Mining Congress Journal, February 1057, page 117).

Senator Pittman insured that the silver would be replaced at $1 an ounce — then more than market prices — and partly as a result, the 1921 Morgan silver dollars were coined, all 86,730,000 of them. Senator Pittman wasn’t a hatchet man for silver suppressors, he was looking out for silver producers interests; but the silver was used to control British India.

In the Mining Congress Journal, February 1957, W.M. Yeaman, president of Clayton Silver Mines, writing in an article titled, “Silver Again In The Spotlight” commented on the British crisis in keeping control of India at the close of World War I (page 117):

In the statement submitted by Senator Malone he reviewed the use of silver as money throughout the world and referred particularly to the crisis that developed in India in 1918 which prompted the British government to urge the United States to supply India with 200 million ounces of silver to be coined into rupees to enable the Bank of India to redeem paper rupee notes WHICH WERE BEING OFFERED AT SUCH AN ALARMING RATE FOR REDEMPTION IN SILVER that the authorities feared the “run” would cause the closing of the banks, WITH RESULTANT RIOTS AND REVOLUTION BY THE NATIVES in the event of failure to meet the demand for note redemption.

In “Silver Serves Throughout the War” (Mining Congress Journal, February 1946, page 55) Nevada Silver Senator McCarran commented on the crisis that started in 1918 over redemption of paper rupee notes:

Under the terms of the Pittman Act of April 23, 1918, approximately 258,580,000 silver dollars were melted down and 200,000,000 fine ounces of silver derived therefrom sold at $1 an ounce to the British Government to relieve the strain on banks in India. The natives of India, true to their tradition, were attempting to redeem in silver their paper rupee notes and there was not enough silver on hand to make good their redemption pledge. The United States Government did not have sufficient bullion silver on hand, and agreed to melt down enough silver dollars to yield 200,000,000 fine ounces for shipment to India. No publicity was given the enactment of this legislation AS IT MIGHT HAVE CAUSED GREAT BRITAIN TO LOSE FACE BY ADMITTING THE INDISPENSABILITY OF SILVER MONEY.
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Russell Cornell Leffingwell

Russell Cornell Leffingwell (1878-1960), Pilgrims Society, Yale 1899.

He was assistant Secretary of the Treasury, 1917-1920, when 200MOZ silver was sent to British India under the Pittman Act of 1918 for purposes of maintaining British control. He was a member, 1920-1923, of what became Cravath, Swaine & Moore, a leading Pilgrims Society law firm; next he joined J.P. Morgan & Company, rising to chairman, retiring in 1950.

He was a trustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, one of Pilgrims Society member Andrew Carnegie’s foundations existing for Anglo-American world empire purposes via the United Nations. Leffingwell was president of The Pilgrims unofficial subsidiary, the Council on Foreign Relations, 1944-1946, then chairman into 1953.

He was decorated by the government of Italy and was a member of the anti-silver American Economic Association and a fellow of the anti-silver Royal Economic Society. Lucy Leffingwell Pulling (1907-1979), Russell’s daughter, was evidently related to Thomas Livingston Pulling of Citigroup, on The Pilgrims Society’s executive committee as of 2003. Leffingwell was son in law of General J.C. Chamberlain.

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Earl of Reading
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Robert Lansing

The Earl of Reading, Pilgrims Society member. British Ambassador to the United States 1918-1919.

He obtained silver for British control over India.

He was British Viceroy of India, 1921-1925 and as British Foreign Secretary in 1931, assisted his government’s campaign to depress world silver valuations by dumping melted rupees on the world market.

1920 rupee

— Nevada silver Senator Key Pittman, quoted in China Weekly Review, Shanghai, January 31, 1931, page 318.

Robert Lansing, Pilgrims Society. He was Secretary of State 1915-1920, relative of first head of the Central Intelligence Agency, Allen Dulles, Pilgrims Society, worked with the Earl of Reading to get American silver into British India to help his "Pilgrim Partners" maintain control for another generation.

Robert Lansing founded the American Society for International Law (read "world government") in 1906. He was a trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, funded by British Crown loyalist, Pilgrims Society member Andrew Carnegie of the original steel trust.

Lansing’s nephews were John Foster Dulles (Pilgrims Society) who became Secretary of State and Allen W. Dulles (Pilgrims Society), Central Intelligence Agency director. Lansing was a member of the American Commission to Negotiate the Peace, 1918-1919, which along with Britain, intentionally imposed such harsh terms on Germany at the close of World War I, that they purposefully assured a second World War; that was the planned objective.

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Henry Algernon DuPont
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Thomas Coleman Du Pont

Henry Algernon DuPont (1838-1926), Pilgrims Society. He was the largest subscriber to the Anglo-French Loan of 1916, relating to World War I finance ("Pilgrim Partners" 1942, page 110). In addition to holdings in silver user Du Pont had interests in Wilmington & Norfolk Railroad. Eleuthere du Pontt, his grandfather, who appropriately died on Halloween in 1834, was a director of the second United States Bank (smashed by Andrew Jackson); an anti-silver and anti-gold forerunner of the Federal Reserve System. Eleuthere Du Pont founded chemical and munitions colossus Du Pont, today one of the twin pillars of the Silver Users Association (with Dow Chemical).

The 1987-1942 Who Was Who in America, page 349. Has Du Pont stating his “OPPOSITION TO THE FREE AND UNLIMITED COINAGE OF SILVER.” Du Pont was a Republican Senator from Delaware, 1906-1917 who voted for the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.

Thomas Coleman Du Pont (1863-1930), Pilgrims Society. He was a United States Senator from Delaware. This chemical industry magnate, who owned coal, railroad and hotel interests, gained control of the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States in 1915.

Du Pont, with Dow Chemical, is today one of the twin pillars of the Silver Users Association, who always thinks silver prices are too high.

He founded Wilmington Trust Company and was a member of the Republican National Committee from 1908 to 1930. The November 12, 1930 New York Times called him “one of the foremost financiers of the United States.” Du Pont was a member of the anti-silver money Bankers Club in Manhattan and as a Senator until 1928, had no objections to British dumping silver out of India.

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Dwight W. Morrow
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Thomas W. Lamont

Dwight W. Morrow, Pilgrims Society, was a J.P. Morgan & Company partner, 1914-1927, appearing on the usual agglomeration of corporate boards. He was Ambassador to Mexico, always a key part of the silver scene, 1927-1930. The New York Times, March 2, 1927, page 29, “Mexico Halts Silver Coinage” stated, “The Government has ordered the mint to stop coining silver peso and half peso pieces.”

Determining if Pilgrims Society member Morrow had something substantial to do with that is on a lengthy list of investigations that may necessitate review of Mexican newspaper archives, Bank of Mexico or Treasury documents, if available.

Morrow played a role in supervising the De la Huerta-Lamont Treaty of 1922, secured by Thomas W. Lamont of J.P. Morgan & Company and The Pilgrims Society, as head of the International Committee of Bankers on Mexico, under which export of Mexican silver to America was increased, allegedly to back the peso! How does specie back a currency if exported across the border?

Lamont was also the representative of the Treasury Department section of the American Commission to Negotiate the Peace at Paris in 1919 and chairman of the American members of the International Consortium for Assistance to China.

In 1926 he facilitated Mussolini’s rise to dictatorship in Italy by arranging a $100 million financing for the Fascist leader, which contributed to several million deaths during World War II and the Italian attack against Greece.

In "America’s 60 Families," 1937 by Ferdinand Lundberg, page 33, we find:

An extraordinarily complex and resourceful personality like Thomas W. Lamont, who has been the brains of J.P. Morgan and Company throughout the postwar period and was a mentor of Woodrow Wilson in Wilson’s second administration as well as of President Herbert Hoover throughout his fateful single term in the White House, HAS EXERCISED MORE POWER FOR TWENTY YEARS IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE, HAS PUT INTO EFFECT MORE FINAL DECISIONS FROM WHICH THERE HAS BEEN NO APPEAL, THAN ANY OTHER PERSON. Lamont has been the First Consul de facto in the invisible directory of postwar high finance and politics, consulted by presidents, prime ministers, governors of central banks, the directing intelligence behind the Dawes and Young Plans. Lamont is Protean; he is a diplomat, an editor, a writer, a publisher, a politician, a statesman — an international presence as well as a financier.

Other sources claimed Andrew Mellon or John D. Rockefeller Jr. were tops on the totem pole. What difference did it make? All three were Pilgrims Society members! Lamont’s input into President Hoover noted, recall that Hoover refused to call an international conference on silver!

Pilgrims Society policy is that silver will not be employed as money and recognized only as a commodity to be fed at suppressed prices to the Silver Users Association!

Lamont’s son Thomas, Pilgrims Society, was also with J.P. Morgan & Company and a director of corporations such as Nestle; Texas Gulf Sulphur; International Minerals & Chemical; North British & Mercantile Insurance; Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway and Phelps Dodge. His younger brother Corliss, a cesspool of festering reactionary views, authored (1939) "You Might Like Socialism — A Way Of Life For Modern Man."

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Henry Clews

In “Twenty Eight Years In Wall Street” (1885, NYC) by Henry Clews Pilgrims Society member (1840-1923), page 157, he admitted that the Panic of 1837 took place because very powerful interests (the Crown, the Rothschilds, Astors and Du Ponts) were unhappy that the charter of the United States Bank was allowed to expire

Clews married the grandniece of President Madison. At the start of the Civil War Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase contracted with Clews firm for the sale of bond issues with which to continue the war. (Chase National Bank was named after Chase.)

Next Clews was appointed by President Grant as fiscal agent of the government for all foreign nations. He was “advisor and agent in organizing new financial system of Japan (on recommendation of President Grant)” — Who’s Who, 1914, page 461.

Clews was decorated with the Order of the Rising Sun in 1908; founded Clews & Company in 1877; trustee, Northern Ohio University; treasurer, American Geographic Society; treasurer, International Peace Forum; president, American Peace and Arbitration League; director, Japan Peace Society and Economic Club of New York (which was and remains opposed to silver money!)

I suspect Mr. Clews, born in Staffordshire, England, was a warmonger. He mentioned his start in banking after the Panic of 1857. One of his relations, a nephew, James B. Clews, was mentioned in the Congressional Record, August 20, 1940, as being a known member of The Pilgrims Society. Also tracing his ancestry to Staffordshire, James Clews married into the Livingston dynasty, into which many other Pilgrims members married (including J.P. Morgan’s son, Henry, born in 1900, who was a General Electric director).

The Livingstons were Crown loyalists in Revolutionary War times who received huge land grants from the King. James Clews said of himself “In banking business since 1890. Head firm of Henry Clews & Company; president Toledo, Ann Arbor & North Michigan Railroad; director of many corporations.” (Who’s Who, 1931, page 532).

The paper money mob is highly intermarried. There could still be considerable Livingston influence in the Bank of America (New York Times, January 12, 1927, page 33, “E.C. Delafield and Associates Retain Control at Annual Meeting of Stockholders.”)

Who’s Who, 1928, page 628, shows Delafield’s Livingston ancestry as president of Bank of America, member of Pilgrims Society, and glimpses into vast real estate ownership. Bank of America was on the Silver Users Association roster circa 2004. It’s amusing that they do not maintain a list of ex-members, like the North American Mirror Manufacturers Association and Prudential Insurance. Union Carbide, of poison gas infamy, merged into Dow Chemical.

Hoover's Poor Farm

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James Gerard
Silver As Standard Doubted By Gerard

… ran the headline in the New York Times, October 9, 1931, page 16:

There is little possibility that the nations of the world will adopt silver as a monetary standard, because the production of silver is largely owned or controlled in the United States and Mexico, James W. Gerard, former ambassador to Germany, told an audience yesterday. “That seriously the nations will take up silver I do not believe,” Mr. Gerard declared. “They will not do it because three-fourths of the world’s silver production is in Mexico or the United States or by companies owned in the United States.

James Gerard (1867-1951) was ambassador to Germany, 1913-1917 who was listed on page 900 of the 1930 Who’s Who as treasurer of the Democratic National Committee and a British Knight, Order of the Bath (reference is to ceremonial purification bath by English knight after killing an adversary for the Crown).

Gerard became chairman of the Democratic National Finance Committee in 1934, a post he held to beyond 1940 (1941 Who’s Who, page 1026, listing his office at 40 Wall Street; he was sent as American representative to the coronation of King George VI, patron of The Pilgrims Society). Ambassador Gerard attended a dinner for Lord Halifax on April 22, 1946. This was the same Halifax who presided over the dumping of Indian silver on world markets, causing the Great Depression, during which his Pilgrim buddies jumped all over the opportunity to expand their global holdings.

Ambassador Gerard was also the son in law of Marcus Daly, “Copper King of Montana” (1841-1900, see below), who was the sole owner of Anaconda Copper Mining Company of Montana, and who sold out to John D. Rockefeller (Pilgrims Society) in 1899. While these Pilgrims don’t mind making gains in mining investments, they sure as hell don’t want to see metals as the basis of exchange; unless they ended up owning all metals after a “nationalization!”

Ambassador Gerard’s views as to why he predicted the world would not return to silver money were certainly hokey! Did the world shun diamonds as long as most of them came from South Africa, or earlier, from Brazil, and before that, from Golconda in India? (No!) The same principle holds for Australian opals; Burma rubies; Columbian emeralds; or any other commodity whose production is concentrated in limited regions. Where do U.S. fiat notes come from? Just one country issues these, correct? So based on his logic, the world should not use them because they originate in just one nation! Dishonest, slithering lowlife Pilgrims Society vice president James Gerard.

The New York Times ran an obituary in late June 1987, evidently of a descendant of Gerard:

Brigadier General James W. Gerard, a retired Army officer and real-estate executive, died of kidney failure on Saturday. He was 73 years old and lived in Manhattan and Luxembourg. June 28, 1987 deceased.
   General Gerard, who was born in Manhattan, attended Cambridge University and the University of Grenoble. In 1937, he enlisted in the Army and served in World War II and the Korean War and on the staff of the Pentagon from 1952 to 1957. He retired in 1961.
   In 1975, he resumed his military career as commander of the Veteran Corps of Artillery of the State of New York and retired again in 1986. He and family members also owned Aeon Realty, a Manhattan holding company.
   He is survived by his wife, Jean, United States Ambassador to Luxembourg; a son, James W., of Washington; a daughter, Harriet C., of Manhattan, and three brothers, C. H. Coster Gerard, Sumner Gerard and John Train, all of Manhattan.

John Train, as we will see later, is a Pilgrims Society member. “The Pilgrims of the United States,” 2003, page 146, showed James W. Gerard V as on The Pilgrims executive committee, along with Citigroup official Thomas Livingston Pulling. The Livingstons are probably in more Pilgrims Society genealogies than any other; they trace to Crown loyalists in Colonial times.

According to “History of the Great American Fortunes,” 1909, pages 44 & 45:

Robert Livingston, progenitor of a rich and potent family which for generations exercised a profound influence in public affairs, contrived to get together an estate which soon ranked as the second largest in New York and one of the greatest in the Colonies. He loaned money at frightfully usurious rates and hounded his victims without a vestige of sympathy. As a trader and government contractor he made enormous profits; such was his collusion with high officials that competitors found it impossible to outdo him. By a multitude of underhanded and ignoble artifices he finally found himself the lord of a manor sixteen miles long and twenty four broad. When he died in 1728 he left an estate WHICH WAS CONSIDERED OF SUCH COLOSSAL VALUE THAT ITS TRUE WORTH WAS CONCEALED FOR FEAR OF FURTHER ENRAGING THE DISCONTENTED. HE WAS IN COLLUSION WITH CAPTAIN KIDD, THE SEA PIRATE.

The Livingstons first marriage connection to other immense wealth was the Beekmans; the Astors, Roosevelts and Bush families followed (see: Livingston family at Wikipedia).

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Barron Collier

Barron Collier (1873-1939) was the largest landowner in Florida with over a million acres (second largest landowner in Florida was Pilgrims member Harry Harkness Flagler of Standard Oil!) Collier’s museum withholds mention of his membership in The Pilgrims Society, but does mention him as a founding member of INTERPOL, the global police agency.

He was a member of the Sheriff’s Jury, New York, starting in 1913, 1929 Who’s Who, page 523). Collier made his first million before the start of the 20th century, in streetcar advertising and eventually operated in over 70 cities. He was a member of the anti-silver New York State Chamber of Commerce and the anti-silver Bankers Club in Manhattan.

He held decorations by 9 foreign governments and was consul general at large for the Republic of Georgia. He pyramided his original fortune into ever expanding stakes in Florida Railroad & Navigation Corporation; Florida Gulf Coast Hotels; Manhattan Mercantile Corporation; Inter-County Telephone & Telegraph; Central Mercantile Bank & Trust; First National Bank of Arcadia; Cosmopolitan Bank; Baltimore Commercial Bank; Florida Trust & Banking; Bank of the Everglades; State Title & Mortgage; Lee County Bank; Punta Gorda State Bank; Remington Typewriter; Sweets Company of America; and others.

He built the first highway across the everglades, connecting the east and west coasts of Florida, for which the legislature named Collier County for him. He was a founder of the Museum of the City of New York.

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Herbert Kynaston Twitchel
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Charles M. Schwab
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George W. Wickersham

Herbert Kynaston Twitchell (born 1865), Pilgrims Society, started with Chase National Bank in 1889, and became chairman of Chemical National Bank in 1920. He was also a director of the ostensibly competing Bankers Trust Company, and of the Bank of Suffolk County; Seamen’s Bank for Savings; J.E. Curran Corporation; General Heating Corporation; United Combustion Engineers; trustee, Middlebury College and Adelphi College; Commissioner, Port Authority of New York; office 74 Wall Street; member of anti-silver Banker’s Club in Manhattan (Who’s Who, 1928, page 2095).

The 1980 leaked list of The Pilgrims, New York, page 22, had the name “Herbert Kenaston Twitchell,” apparently his grandson, note the variation of middle name, nevertheless, of the same genealogy!

Charles M. Schwab, Pilgrims Society.

  • Chaired Bethlehem Steel
  • Director of Empire Trust
  • Director of Metropolitan Life
  • Director of Tonopah Extension Mining
  • Director of United Zinc Smelting
  • Director of Vanadium Corporation
  • Director of Chicago Pneumatic Tool
  • Director of American Surety et al (whose brother in law, Alva C. Dinkey of Carnegie Steel, was also a member).
  • Schwab was also a director of the silver suppressing Chase National Bank (1928 Who’s Who, page 1853).

Pilgrims Society member George W. Wickersham (1858-1936) of 40 Wall Street (president of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 1914-1917) was noted in the New York Times, November 5, 1932, page 4, "policies of the Hoover administration were defended by George W. Wickersham." In this context, Hoover’s policy of refusing to call an international silver conference because Great Britain opposed it.

President Hoover appointed him to what became known as the Wickersham Commission (on law and order) which is sardonically amusing to consider given his criminality.

He was chairman of the executive committee of the France America Society, a Pilgrims Society front extending influence into that major European state; he was president of the American Society of the French Legion of Honor and member of the anti-silver Economic Club.

France turned against silver in French Indo-China when Britain started dumping India’s silver.

He was president of the Council on Foreign Relations, 1933-1936, one of many proofs the CFR is under Pilgrims Society management.

He was Attorney General in the Taft administration, 1909-1913 and became a trustee of the Carnegie Institution of Washington and was a member of the Commission on Reorganization of New York State government, 1925-1926. He was a principal in Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, powerhouse law firm at 40 Wall Street dating to 1792 in which Henry Taft, President Taft’s brother, was a partner.

William Taft was American governor of the Philippines, 1901-1903. Alphonso Taft, father of the Taft brothers, was Attorney General, 1876-1977. Wickersham became president of the American Law Institute in 1923 and was president of the American Prison Association in 1920. In 1924 Wickersham was appointed a member of the Committee for Progressive Codification of International Law of the League of Nations and was a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, 1920-1926.

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Earl of Balfour

The Earl of Balfour, Pilgrims Society of Great Britain, was Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in 1916-1919, in which capacity he made a contribution to his government obtaining American silver in order to quell unrest in British India.

Balfour was a member of the sardonically named anti-silver Stable Money Association.

This was the same aristocrat who, in cooperation with the Rothschilds, issued the Balfour Declaration of 1917 which became the political basis for creation of the State of Israel. Lord Milner, another Pilgrims Society member and a key financier of the Soviet Red Revolution of 1917 in Russia, was the third member of that triumvirate (see: Balfour Declaration at Wikipedia)

The British (a source within Midland Bank) even called for a so-called “super bank” to be organized that would control all the gold and silver mined by companies based in the British Commonwealth and the United States (New York Times, May 17, 1931, page 9) which would then issue a new currency unit for the world — the “Rex” (Latin meaning “king”) — named of course, for King George V of England — then Patron of The Pilgrims Society.

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King George V of England

It should be unsettling to know that The Pilgrims London list for 1980 included Lord Cornwallis, an heir to the title held by an invading British redcoat general in our Revolutionary war!

The Pilgrims Society staged a massive nationalization — read "confiscation" of gold and silver, March 1933 into early 1937, dispossessing Americans of their natural right to protect themselves from depredations of their inflationary government. See "Metals Confiscation Facts And Prospects," a 312 page pdf file with original source material from the Commercial & Financial Chronicle and the New York Times and other sources, covering in depth week by week over a four year span Franklin Roosevelt’s seizure of precious metals from Americans.

Herbert Hoover (pictured below at right with FDR), in keeping with the "long standing tradition" of United States Presidents being "honorary" members of The Pilgrims Society ("The Pilgrims of the United States," Profile Books, 2003, page 30) refused to call an international conference on silver unless the British did so first! His name appears in the leaked list for 1924 of The Pilgrims of Great Britain! No known textbook on government or political science mentions this tragic fact! Hoover knew the British attack against monetary silver caused the depression and still refused to help his country.

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Herbert Hoover on left
with Franklin Roosevelt

Herbert Hoover (at left in the photo) in keeping with the "long standing tradition" of United States Presidents being "honorary" members of The Pilgrims Society ("The Pilgrims of the United States," Profile Books, 2003, page 30) refused to call an international conference on silver unless the British did so first! His name appears in the leaked list for 1924 of The Pilgrims of Great Britain! No known textbook on government or political science mentions this tragic fact! Hoover knew the British attack against monetary silver caused the depression and still refused to help his country.

President Hoover, in his address before the American Bankers Association at Cleveland, on October 2, 1930, blamed the fall in silver prices on “overexpansion of production” in order to shift obvious blame away from his British pals; however, known production of 1922 through 1930 inclusive averaged 218,474,207 ounces per annum — and there certainly was no “overexpansion of production;” indeed, mine output was falling after the Royal Commission’s report came out in 1926 — China Weekly Review, January 31, 1931, page 337.

Correcting Hoover’s intentional falsehood was Senator Pittman of Nevada, commenting in the China Weekly Review, January 31, 1931, page 317:

THE AMAZING UNIFORMITY OF THE ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF SILVER THROUGHOUT THE WORLD MILITATES AGAINST ANY THEORY THAT AN OVERPRODUCTION OF SILVER COULD POSSIBLY HAVE BROUGHT ABOUT THE DEPRESSION. There was a time when certain financiers and economists imagined that there was an unlimited amount of silver somewhere that might be mined and dumped upon the world, but the world’s annual production for 30 years proves the fallacy of any such presumption.

The China Weekly Review January 31, 1931, cited Nevada silver Senator Key Pittman — page 315:

In 1926 the British Government for India adopted the gold standard for India and commenced to melt and sell as bullion on the world market the silver money of India. IMMEDIATELY THE PRICE OF SILVER COMMENCED TO DROP UNTIL, DURING 1930, IT HAS AVERAGED AROUND 34 CENTS AN OUNCE, OR ABOUT ONE-HALF OF ITS NORMAL PRICE.

Nevada Silver Senator Key Pittman, New York Times, June 9, 1931, p. 49:


Quoted from the Commercial & Financial Chronicle, January 30, 1932, page 766:

President Hoover was accused by Senator Pittman (Democrat Nevada) of “tying the hands of the Senate” in failing to call an international conference on silver, following an 80 minute speech in favor of remonetization of the white metal by Senator Wheeler (Democrat Montana). “The President has no excuse for not calling such a gathering” Pittman asserted.”
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Honorary Members

Quoted from the China Weekly Review, June 20, 1931, page 85:

President Hoover, DUE TO BRITISH OPPOSITION, has refused to take any steps toward calling a silver conference.

Quoted in the Commercial & Financial Chronicle, New York, April 18, 1931, page 2869:

Leaders of the silver industry are understood to entertain little hope that the President will take the lead in calling a conference to restore silver

From the New York Times, September 3, 1931, page 35:

The President has no intention of calling a (silver) conference, it was authoritatively asserted. (Dean of Boston University, Howard LeSourd, said after World War II)

From the New York Times, November 21, 1945, page 2:

Our State Department seems to have no mind of its own when it deals with the British on matters of world policy. Even our President backs down at the suggestion of the Prime Minister of England.

Martin Larson in his fine expose, “The Federal Reserve and Our Manipulated Dollar” (1975), stated on pages 96-97:-

We are living in an age in which it is impossible for anyone to reach the highest office in the United States without SERVING INTERESTS AND POWERS THAT ARE INEXPRESSIBLY EVIL.
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