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[Printed letterhead]

Royal Australian Navy

H.M.A.S. "Australia",
at Simpsonhafen.
26th September, 1914.

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

George Patey
Vice Admiral.

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