October 25th, 1915.
Messrs. B.W. Payne, Reed Paige Clark,
James F. Cooper, and B.J. Davis,
At the first opportunity you will proceed to the
Coast to enquire into the causes of the recent uprising against
the authority of the Government by the Kroos in Sinoe County,
which uprising was marked by their firing upon the citizens of
Greenville from the opposite side of the river on September 12th,
as well as the causes of the hostile attitude of the Gbitars at
Rock Cess characterized by, first, forming a combination with
the Carbors to oppose the authority of the Government and, sec-
ond, detaining and opening the public mails, opening letters
sent by the President to the Superintendent of Sinoe by messen-
gers sent by the Governor of Krootown, and interfering with the
passage of boats to and from the steamers in the harbor of Sinoe.
2. You will insist upon the production of one Elliott
of Rock Cess, who is responsible for the stopping of the mails
at Rock Cess, opening of the several letters, and the writing
across the letter addressed to the Manager of the Bank of British
West Africa the words "opened by Censor".