Letter from Se�n T. � Ceallaigh to Hagan
Pontifical Irish College
� Ceallaigh,Se�n T.
Hagan, John, 1873-1930
Holograph letter from Se�n T. � Ceallaigh, Grand H�tel, Paris (France), to Hagan, expecting to come to Rome the following week. Enclosing copies of typescript circular letter (16 January) from the delegation of the Irish government (one in English translation) signed by himself and G. Gavan Duffy (envoys), to Sir Eric Drummond and all delegates attending the meeting of the League of Nations, and to President Wilson (English translation) � no Italian papers have published it yet. The letter contains a solemn protest against 'this unreal English simulacrum of an International League of Peace' because it is 'an engine of Empire' that will further strengthen English hegemony against the claims of nations struggling for independence: invoking Ireland, as 'one of the oldest nations in Christendom', Egypt and India, in each of which countries the people are fighting for self-determination. Also it is seen that 'the great United States of America stands out in indignant repudiation' - demanding the international assembly originally promised by Wilson on foot of 'a war ostensibly fought for the freedom of small nationalities and the destruction of [�] militarism'. Inviting 'the co-operation of all those to whom the rights of suffering humanity are dearer than the designs of diplomacy'. (Both French and English versions state the letter's provenance and destination, the French leaving out President Wilson.)
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Letter from from 'T.' [Seán T. Ó Ceallaigh] to Hagan Ó Ceallaigh, Seán T.; Hagan, John, 1873-1930; DigitalGeorgetown; Pontifical Irish College (1921-08-18)