No. 127UCDA P150/1897

Memorandum from Michael Collins to Art O'Brien (London)
(No. 509) (Copy)

Dublin, 21 December 1920

PEACE MOVES: You will probably have seen His Grace on his return from Dublin. He was closely in touch with Mr. Griffith all the week. It was not until Saturday that I saw him. Things seemingly went satisfactorily up to the last day practically, when everything broke down because of an impossible condition. The whole thing may be regarded as being definitely off in view of this Condition. The Condition I may say was the surrender of Arms. It is natural to suppose that this Condition was interposed for the double reason of making any arrangement impossible and of hoping to show weak spots in our personnel. Of course, nobody would dream of entertaining such a proposition.


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