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Robert John Lynn writing to Maxwell

Abstract: Holograph letter from journalist and unionist Robert John Lynn, The Northern Whig Office, Belfast to Maxwell. Marked 'Very confidential'. Writes that he has heard a rumour 'that the Guards intends to seize the arms of the Ulster Volunteer Force', an act he regards as 'fraught with grave danger to the public peace. Our people have behaved splendidly during the past critical week and it would be a grave pity if anything was done now that would influence public opinion'. It is his opinion that 'the seizure of the arms ... would be looked upon as an act of treachery'.

In collection Éamon de Valera Papers : British documents relating to 1916

Origin information
Belfast
Date created:
Type of Resource
text
Physical description
2 p.
11 x 7 cm
Languages
English  
Genre
Letter
Subject
Ireland--History--Easter Rising, 1916   linked data (lcsh)
Location
https://doi.org/10.7925/drs1.ucdlib_54012
Location
UCD Archives
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