The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Ireland (MacVeagh)

No. 28

Sir: Reference is made to despatch no. 92, dated April 23, 1938, in regard to a conversation which Mr. Cudahy had with officials of the Hospitals’ Trust, Limited.

The Department forwarded a copy of this despatch to the Postmaster General who, in due course, acknowledged the same in a letter dated June 1, 1938, a copy of which is enclosed.23

On June 6, 1938, the Department was visited by two Post Office Inspectors, who, after expressing their appreciation of Mr. Cudahy’s success in securing the degree of cooperation reported, stated that the Post Office Department did not feel disposed to request that you press this matter with Irish Government officials to a point which would cause you embarrassment. They stated, however, that the Post Office Department would be grateful if you would take occasional opportunity to remind officials there of the seriousness with which we view their official condonation of private violation of a United States law.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
G. S. Messersmith
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