No. 83 NAI DT S4978
Dublin, 26 April 1927
I am instructed by the Minister for External Affairs to confirm our telegram of to-day's date in reply to your code telegram1 concerning the construction placed by the Admiralty Experts on Article VI. I am accordingly to inform you that the Executive Council approve your suggestion to propose that the issue should be reserved.
Meanwhile they assume that the discussions will continue until the British have fully informed you of their views as to the extent to which they expect the Saorstát to take over her own defence, but they do not wish to restrict your liberty of action to do what may seem best on the spot.
Mise, le meas,
[signed] S.P. Breathnach
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