Letter from Patrick McCartan to Joseph McGarrity deploring Sinn Féin's move away from its founding principles,
1910 January 21.
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|Main Creator:||McCartan, Patrick, 1878-1963|
McCartan addresses the questions of the Budget, which affected farmers and could have been made unpopular, Sinn Féin's criticism of the flaws within parliamentarianism instead of denouncing parliamentarianism itself, mentions the collapse of the daily Sinn Féin newspaper, Arthur Griffith's difficult personality, refers to the power of the priests as "the greatest obstacle to nationalism", mentions "Rooney" who rigged a conference against Bulmer Hobson, "McCullagh" [Dennis McCullough?], Patrick McCartan and "Hagarty of London". Also details the suspect dealings of "Councillor Sheehan" whom he believes to be "a crook" and mentions that "the whole gossip among the Castle crowd here is about war with Germany". Also mentions other persons connected to the Sinn Féin movement.
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