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