Foreign News: Mission of Thanks

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An Irishman answering to this description is expected to arrive at Manhattan on January 18th, in the premiere suite of the S. S. Homeric. He is William Thomas Cosgrave, President of the Irish Free State. "I cross the Atlantic," he said last week, "on a simple, non-political mission of thanks to the American people.... For many years, during our struggle for Irish independence, we received more than $15,000,000 from America every Christmas . . . . It is due...

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