Collection: Autograph letters signed collection, ca. 1603-ca. 1972 >> Letter from Seán T O'Ceallaigh to R. I. Best, National...
Letter from Seán T O'Ceallaigh to R. I. Best, National Library of Ireland, enclosing the document authorising O'Ceallaigh, with Patrick McCartan and Diarmuid Lynch, to attend the Paris Peace Conference on behalf of Dáil Éireann, in order to present the claim of the Irish Republic to be recognised as a sovereign state and to be represented by delegates at the conference,
1935 Nov. 18.
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|Main Creator:||Ó Ceallaigh, Seán T. (Seán Tomás), 1882-1966|
The credentials are included in three languages, English, Irish and French, with each copy signed by Cathal Brugha, Count Plunkett, Eoin Mac Neill and Richard Mulcahy. In his letter, O'Kelly notes that the credentials were never used as Georges Clemenceau "refused me a hearing to present them". Other items enclosed include 'Provisional constitution of Dail Eireann Drafted by Select Committee "A"' containing four articles outlining the legislative powers, ministries, role of the chairman and financial organisation of the Dail; a statement by the representatives of the first Dail Eireann ratifying the establishment of the Irish Republic in the name of the Irish people; and a statement, addressed to "the Nations of the World" seeking recognition for the Irish republic and support for "the maintenance of her national independence".
Letter on headed paper, "Oifig an Leas-Uachtarain (Office of the Vice President)".
See also MS 49,491/2/418L.
Physical description: 7 items (10 pages).
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