Abstract: Typescript copy of 'Memorandum Concerning Present and Future Relations of Great Britain and Ireland in the Empire' containing information under the following headings: 'The Nature of the Irish Claim'; 'The Foundation for Settlement'; 'Ireland's Economic Objections'; 'Concurrent Legislation'; 'The Ulster Difficulty'; 'Naval and Military Situation'; 'Money Contribution'; 'Federation of the Empire'. 'The…memorandum expresses, it is believed, the general conclusions arrived at by a very large number of Irishmen who are not party politicians but representatives of manufactures (sic), commerce, agriculture, journalism, the learned professions and men of leisure and letters who have been thinking more earnestly than before upon the political problem of Ireland and its solution…The demand of the most powerful and enlightened intelligence in Ireland is for Dominion self-government; and between complete union and the status of a dominion there is no half way state which would satisfy Ireland' (p.1). Memo is signed by Colonel Maurice Moore, C.B., Mayo, on behalf of a committee of fourteen members – George Russell [A.E.]; J[ames] Douglas, Dublin; Alec Wilson, Belfast; E.E. Lysaght [MacLysaght], Clare; Dermot Coffey, Dublin; John Mackie, Dublin; Sir Algernon Coote, Bt., H.M. Lt. Co. Laois; Colonel Sir Nugent Everard, Bt. H.M. Lt. Co. Meath; Sir John O'Connell, Kt. Dublin; James MacNeill, Antrim; Joseph Johnson and Prof. E. Curtis, Trinity College Dublin and Major J. Crean, Dublin (17 p.). Also includes an 'Appendix on The virtual coercion of a minority by the grant of responsible Government to Canada' (3 p.).
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