Order signed by Eamonn De Valera, addressed to Eoin MacNéill, Chief of Staff,
|Main Creator:||De Valera, Éamon, 1882-1975|
"To Chief of Staff Eoín MacNeill. I have ordered demobilisation - the Dublin Brigade as a whole has been demobilised. E. De Valera Cath. Club. B' Street. 3.20pm".
Possible response to the seizure of Roger Casement on Good Friday 21st April 1916 and the interception of the "Aud", boat carrying arms for the rebels. The Rising was supposed to go ahead on Easter Sunday 23rd April 1916 but Eoin MacNéill inserted an advertisement in the <U+2018>Sunday Independent<U+2019> of Easter Sunday cancelling all moblization activities for that day. The Easter Rising went ahead the following day on Easter Monday.
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Cancelling mobilisation of the Dublin Brigade on the eve of the Easter Rising, 1916.
Physical description: 1 letter ; 16 x 11 cm.
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|MS 41,711||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|