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Lot 1258/0217

Estimate: €600-800

“Let Us Think” Micheal Collins & The Treaty Debate

[Collins (M.)] An interesting Typescript,
3pp, carbon copy, unsigned, headed ‘Let Us Think’ and inscribed at top in a secretarial hand, ‘Publicity for Prinitng / 4 Mach 1922.’ arguin the case for workin within the Treaty as a way of achieving full Irish Freedom.
The arguments and language are similar to those used byMichael Collins in other similar speeches around this time, and this may be his work. ‘It will not do for Mr. De Valera to cry from a platfrom that Ireland must not have a British King as King of ireland. We are all determined that it shall not be so. if this is Mr. De Valera’s only reason for plunging the country into disunion, he has not served his country well.’
There are three paes, numbered in typescript 1, 2, and 3. A line or two of contents are missing, the address appearsto be substanitally complete. Scarce. (1)

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