outbreak of war. The firms being good I presume that the drafts and cheques can at once be realised. Should that be impossible then the firms will have to hand back the articles or their value. Which articles were in stock at the outbreak of war in the government main store should be seen in detail from the books kept by government secretary Mahler. Should those books not be on hand, what I would regret deeply, particulars can be ascertained from the shipping registers of the North German Lloyd, all articles having been imported into the colony. As to the articles which have gone in course of the war to Herbertshohe and to the interior I cannot tell whether exact books have been kept. Her Addmann and Her Steinte, while acting for [Indecipherable], will doubtless be able to state many details. After returning to the interior on the 17th of September I have given orders to deliver to the officer commanding the detachment sent by Lieutenant Colonel Watson not only all [Indecipherable] of the government treasury but also all articles, vehicles and animals, which were accumulated in places A, B and C and on the road. The state of war has of course caused many irregularities, damages and even thefts.
[Note in margin] Adelmann is now at Herbertshohe