Item 05: General William Holmes reports of operations and instructions for officers, 1914-1915 - Page 61
as soon as I am in a position to take the steps necessary for the purpose. In order that all officials be treated on the same footing I have the honour to suggest that all amounts paid out as per list attached to your note of october 1st be called back. In case that is not now possible I will take the steps necessary for their repayment by the imperial government as soon as I can do so. For this purpose I beg leave to ask that the receipts or verified copies of the receipts be handed to me as justifications for the purpose of accounting.
I have the honour to repeat that I would feel obliged by receiving one list of the officials which are retained in their offices and one list of the officials, which here have departed already or which are to be deported by next opportunity.
I have the honour to be Your Excellencies most obedient humble servant
Representing imperial german government