Precis Writing and Office Correspondence

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: a difficult one in which to conduct military operations according to European ideas, and the town of Witu, though only 15 miles from the coast, is difficult of approach. Notwithstanding, however, any difficulties that may present themselves, it seems indispensable that condign punishment should be inflicted upon the Sultan and people of Witu, and that the disgrace attaching to the murder of nine Europeans whose dead bodies still lie unburied almost within hail of the passing mail-steamers from Europe should be suitably wiped out. Owing to there being no man-of-war available to send to Lamu, I have been unable to take any measures to reassure the inhabitants of that place as to the safety of their lives and property, which would, under ordinary circumstances, have been in some danger from the consequences of this massacre. Everything, however, has remained perfectly quiet at Lamu, and there seems to have been neither disturbance nor alarm of any kind--a satisfactory situation which I ascribe entirely to the fact that the new Wali, Saood-binHamed, is a really strong, loyal, and able administrator. No. 8. Colonel Euan-Smith to the Marquis of Salisbury. Lamu, October 24, 1890. (Telegraphic.) Yesterday we received a reply to our second letter from Sultan of Witu, who declines to come himself or surrender criminals. Slight resistance was experienced by two separate armed parties which were sent by Admiral, this morning, to punish some villages about 12 miles distant, at which two Germans had been murdered. Everything having been done possible in the way of punishment, parties have now returned. Expedition marches to Witu on Saturday, fleet anchoring at Kipini to-morrow. I do not anticipate any serious resistance, although Sultan has 4,000 men more

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