Subject: File No. SR-Amex-2005-072
From: Kerry Bates

February 6, 2006

I request that the SEC approve the Barclay Silver ETF.
It is a matter of fact, that the silver market has been suppressed and manipulated (COMEX) for many years. The SEC's approval of the ETF will demonstrate, in this instance, to the world that there are free markets in the USA and that they are not controlled by a select few. Does the SEC and the US Government support and defend free markets or not?