Subject: File No. SR-Amex-2005-072
From: Louis F. DeBoer

January 26, 2006

Dear Gentlemen:

As a silver investor I urge you to promote the free investment in silver by approving the ETF for silver being proposed by Barclay's. This will allow an excellent free market vehicle for persons desiring to invest in silver and will help help the market stabilize and prices to reach a level where primary silver miners can show a profit and end the current deficit in silver.

Louis F. DeBoer