Unfriendly Persuasion (Fallout: New Vegas Quest)
Unfriendly Persuasion is a minor quest in Fallout: New Vegas.
This quest is given by Marcus in Jacobstown upon exiting for the first time. He mentions how New California Republic soldiers terrorize the population of Jacobstown periodically, but doesn't want to fight back as he's afraid it will cause even more confrontation between his town and the faction.
Your options are to either kill the mercenaries shortly up the road, resulting in New California Republic infamy; or bribe them with 2500 caps which can be received from Marcus upon reporting the news to him. If you have 65 Speech, you can convince them to leave. Just as well, if your reputation with the NCR is at the rank of idolized, you can use this to get them out of the area as well.