IRISH FREE STATE: Seanascal Domnhall

His Majesty's representative, the governor general of the Irish Free State, sat reading the papers in his suburban cottage outside Dublin. At the U. S. legation Minister William Wallace McDowell buckled on a very clean collar, put a silk hat on his head, took up his papers and went forth to present his credentials from President Roosevelt to George V. The two men never met. Governor General Buckley continued to read the papers while Minister McDowell rode behind a clattering cavalry escort to present himself to scrawny President Eamon de Valera of the...

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