State Library of NSW
H.M.A.S. "Australia"Simpsonhafen26th 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 beSir,Your obedient servant,
(Sgd.) George Patey,Vice Admiral
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