I was spared the journey to see about wire, but had a useful p.m. The Russkys are pushing ahead well, but the ice creamers [Italians] seem to be taking a knock. It was a lovely day and things have dried up wonderfully, but it looks like rain again tonight. ‘At.’ went off this a.m. He will be home Tuesday to Friday. I expect you will see him. After a threatening morning it has settled down to steady rain again. With regard to Ireland a compromise is the only chance of peace, and civil war would be hell. It’s the lines I foreshadowed—sad, but each side must give way. Remember the Nationalists are giving up Belfast, and their majority in M_____, [Munster] C_____, [Connaught] and D_____, [Dublin] is large, and should have a say in the matter.