No. 309 NAI DT S5340/13

Letter from Diarmuid O'Hegarty to Michael McDunphy (Dublin)

London, 29 November 1929

Dear McDunphy,1

My letter of the 25th2 was, as it turned out, optimistic. On Wednesday evening everything looked perfectly right for an early departure but on the following morning a new development arose. The result of this we cannot at the moment foresee. It is not a difficulty of ours but of South Africa. At any event, it will certainly keep us here until Wednesday next, but I should say not longer. If this particular difficulty can be satisfactorily got over we look forward to a reasonably successful outcome; if not we may find that our eight weeks have been wasted more or less.

As I anticipate being back before Thursday you can retain my cheque until then. If the situation changes I will write you later.

Mise, le meas,
[signed] Diarmuid Ó hÉigeartaigh

1 Handwritten note by Paul Banim, Department of the President: 'Mr McDunphy, Seen by President. 30.11.29'.

2 See No. 307.

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