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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG., 2D SESS. -CHS. 576-578-JULY 13, 15, 16, 1946 in the District at the office or banking house of, or by, any such bank or banking institution, Federal savings and loan association, building association, building and loan association, or savings and loan asso- ciation, if Saturday were not a holiday, shall or may be so performed on the next succeeding business day, and no liability or loss of rights of any kind shall result from such delay." Approved July 13, 1946. [CHAPTER 577] JOINT RESOLUTION To implement further the purposes of the Bretton Woods Agreements Act by authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to carry out an agreement with the United Kingdom, and for other purposes. Whereas in the Bretton Woods Agreements Act the Congress has declared it to be the policy of the United States "to seek to bring about further agreement and cooperation among nations and inter- national bodies, as soon as possible, on ways and means which will best reduce obstacles to and restrictions upon international trade, eliminate unfair trade practices, promote mutually advan- tageous commercial relations, and otherwise facilitate the expan- sion and balanced growth of international trade and promote the stability of international economic relations"; and Whereas in further implementation of the purposes of the Bretton Woods Agreements, the Governments of the United States and the United Kingdom have negotiated an agreement dated Decem- ber 6, 1945, designed to expedite the achievement of stable and orderly exchange arrangements, the prompt elimination of exchange restrictions and discriminations, and other objectives of the above-mentioned policy declared by the Congress: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Problems, is hereby authorized to carry out the agreement dated December 6, 1945, between the United States and the United Kingdom which was transmitted by the President to the Congress on January 30, 1946. SEC. 2. For the purpose of carrying out the agreement dated December 6, 1945, between the United States and the United King- dom, the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to use as a public- debt transaction not to exceed $3,750,000,000 of the proceeds of any securities hereafter issued under the Second Liberty Bond Act, as amended, and the purposes for which securities may be issued under that Act are extended to include such purpose. Payments to the United Kingdom under this joint resolution and pursuant to the agreement and repayments thereof shall be treated as public-debt transactions of the United States. Payments of interest to the United States under the agreement shall be covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts. Approved July 15, 1946. [CHAPTER 578] AN ACT To govern distribution of war trophies and devices. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War is authorized and directed to apportion and distribute pro rata among the several States in the ratio that the total number of 535 July 1,1194 [8. J. Res. 138] [Public Law 509] Implementation of financial agreement between U. S . and United Kingdom. Authority to carry out agreement. Publlc-debt trans- action. 40 Stat. 288. 31U.S.C. 774(2); Supp. V, 7M4a dt eq. Ante, p. 316. Interet. July 16, 194 IS.1746] [Public Law 510] War devices and trophies. Distribution to States.