Item 05: General William Holmes reports of operations and instructions for officers, 1914-1915 - Page 62
Germantambu, October 6th 1914
To His Excellency
Colonel Homes, H.B.M. Administrator of G.N.G. Rabaul
In pursuant 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 honour to propose that these papers be delivered to judge Weber in Rabaul. In case Your Excellency acceed to my proposal I beg leave to communication 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 honour to be Your Excellencies most obedient humble servant
representing imperial german government