Item 01: General William Holmes telegrams and cables, September-October 1914 - Page 399

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H.M.A.S. "Australia"
26th September 1914.


I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of 26th September forwarding me a copy of your despatch to the Minister of Defence, dated 23rd September, on the subject of the terms of the surrender of German New Guinea.

2. I wish to thank you for your courtesy in forwarding the same for my perusal.

3. I have no doubt that the future will prove the correctness of your opinion.

I have the honour to be
Your obedient servant,

(Sgd.) George Patey,
Vice Admiral

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