No. 52 UCDA LAI/H/63
Geneva, 16 October 1926
Dear Professor MacNeill,
As I look back on the Assembly I am more than ever convinced that the line we took was the right one and that both the Free State and the League owe the Delegation a debt. I hope the Imperial Conference will turn out as satisfactorily. Incidentally I may mention that I dined with Titulesco, the Roumanian Minister in London, a few days ago, and discovered that he considered himself as accredited (as he put it) 'as much to Dublin and Belfast as to London'. Here is evidently a dangerous ambiguity which damages our status, and which might perhaps figure among the points of status to be cleared up in London. If the Roumanian and other Governments consider that their Ministers in London are entitled to deal with their relations with Ireland it is not difficult to imagine that they can hardly regard us as independent at Geneva.
Yours very sincerely,
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