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Lot 1254/0217

Estimate: €400-600

(O’Connell, ‘Ginger’) An inteesting A.L.S. on Dail Eireann notepaper, stamped ‘Irish Delegation of Plenipotentiaries, Secretariat’, 2pp dated 1/11/21, notaddressed but probably to Dulcibella Barton. A somewhat elliptical letter, givin the impression that more is being said than meets the eye, mentioning China, a name, a letter – ‘the best plan would be to leave it for Mr. Mc Gilligan at 32 Lower Leeson St., and it will percolate through in due course’ – Crooksling, a car without brakes, a man who ‘wasn’t a bloody bit concerned,’ etc. ‘As regards news, I shall be able to hold forth later on but can’t at the moment. I don’t think there’s been any serious harm done, though. Personally, I think it will prove very useful for myself to have been ever here; I’ve got some rather useful ideas about developments. I’d have most likely never got going on..’
Signed, ‘Mise O’Connell.’
J.J. ‘Ginger’ O’Connell, a leading Volunteer and later a Free State eneral, was one of several men brought to London by Collins as his assistants. (1)

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