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this is granted I will be ready to recognise that the stipulation in question forming part of our agreement of september 17th can be considered fulfilled in the meaning of article 35, paragraph 2 of the international treaty relating to the laws and customs of war on land of october 18th 1902.

The list presented to Your Excellency by cashier Bindor comprises all of the officials of the colony including the numerous officials on the outlying stations, where correspondingly large amounts of money are in stock, and also as far as I could see, some non official persons.  Furthermore the advances on traveling expenses are set down higher than it was intended by me during the negotiations preceeding the agreement.  And besides I have anticipated that Your Excellency would keep a larger number of officials residing in Rabaul and surroundings in their offices and deport a small number.

In compliance with the agreement of september 17th I will endeavour to cause that any amounts expended in the forementioned interest of the officials of the colony be repaid by the imperial government out of the yearly subsidy


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