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No. 215 NAI DE 1/3

Minutes of a Cabinet Meeting held on 8 December 1921

Dublin, 8 December 1921

Present: President, Foreign Affairs, Economics, Home Affairs, Defence, Local Government, Assistant Local Government, Messrs. Duggan, Gavan Duffy, Childers and Diarmuid O'Hegarty

Duration of Meeting: 12 noon to 9.30 p.m. with two adjournments.

1: Recommendation of Treaty
Following a discussion of the terms of the Treaty the following members declared in favour of recommending it to the Dáil: - A. Griffith, M. Collins, R. Barton, W. Cosgrave, K O'Higgins (no vote).

Mr Griffith would recommend document on basis of its merits - the remaining members on basis of signature.

The following declared against recommending Treaty to Dáil: President, Cathal Brugha and A. Stack.

2: President's Statement
The President to issue a statement to the press defining his position and that of the Min[ister]s of H[ome]A[ffairs] and Def[ence].

3: Summoning of Dáil
A public session of Dáil to be summoned for Wed. 14th Dec. at 11 am Mansion House. Ministers to remain in charge of their Depts in meantime.

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