Item 05: General William Holmes reports of operations and instructions for officers, 1914-1915 - Page 151
6th October 1914
H.M.B. Administrator of G.N.G.,
In pursuance of the last paragraph of our agreement of September 17th, the papers relating to the personal status of the Officials of the Colony shall be handed over to a German Official designated by me. I have the honor to propose that these papers be delivered to Judge Weber in Rabaul. In case Your Excellency acceeds to my proposal, I beg leave to communicate in the matter with Mr. Weber.
Your Excellency asked me some time ago about an official confirmation regarding my official position in the Colony. I believe Your Excellency will find everything required in the papers relating to my personal status, and I have the honour to suggest your taking insight into these papers.
I have the honor to be,
Your Excellency's most obedient servant,
(Sgd.) E. Haber
representing Imperial German Government.