No. 209 NAI DFA Minister's Office Files (1924-25)

Handwritten minute from William T. Cosgrave to Desmond FitzGerald

Dublin, undated, but mid-April 1924

I don't approve issuing invitation unless people can come. Personally I have no time for such matters. If people have any doubts regarding our leisure time the sooner they are disabused the better & it is the business of the High Comm[issioner] to let it be known that our offices are whole time demanding very long hours of attendance.

I have no patience with their semi social events. If in the future when an opportunity for Ministers of this State to devote time to such affairs our proximity to England must not presuppose our absorption in these festivities & events. We have our own.

L T MacC1

1L[iam] T. MacC[osgair].

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