Copy letter from Fitzroy Hemphill to John T. Donovan and Laurence J. Kettle, regarding an article by Major James Crean that was printed in the press,
1915 February 5.
|Main Creator:||Hemphill, Fitzroy, Captain, 3rd Baron Hemphill, 1860-1930|
The letter discusses "the example set by the Cork Volunteers in mounting Guard" and the issues surrounding an article by James Crean stating that the Volunteers in Dublin City and County were willing to follow suit. The article was written without prior authorisation, and Hemphill allays fears that it will have any negative impact. Hemphill emphasises the importance of positive public opinion for the National Volunteers in England and that positive press is beneficial. He also suggests that the Volunteers take over some of the duties of the regular army, as a means of training Volunteers and allowing the army to focus on other duties.
Typed on paper stamped with updated address "National Volunteers, / Inspector General's Office, / 44, Parnell's Square, / Dublin".
Physical description: 1 item (4 pages).