To Michael Cusack, Esq.
4 Gardiner’s Place,

Irish Parliamentary Offices
Palace Chambers, 9 Bridge-street, London,
S W, Dec 17, 1884.

DEAR SIR – I have received your letter of the 11th instant. It gives me great pleasure to learn that a “Gaelic Athletic Association” has been established for the preservation of national pastimes, with the objects of which I entirely concur. I feel very much honoured by the resolution adopted at the Thurles meeting; and I accept with appreciation the position of patron of the association which has been offered to me. I need not say that I shall do anything I can to render the working of the movement a success.

I am, yours very truly,