Seven members of Dail Cabinet meet to discuss the Treaty. Minutes of the discussion state that
“(T)he 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 DeValera, Cathal Brugha and A. Stack.”
The stage was being set for a vicious Irish Civil War.
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