No. 116 NAI DFA ES Box 27 File 158

Extracts from a memorandum from Harry Boland to Robert Brennan (Dublin)


Washington, 27 October 1921

My dear R.,
[Matter omitted]

We are cudgelling our brains to discover the best method to keep the Irish cause before the American people at this time. It is very difficult to decide on the best line of policy, as, with the negotiations going on in London, all public men here are very chary of taking action. However, arrangements have been completed to open our Bond Drive in Washington, D.C., and Illinois on November 15; and the Bond campaign in Washington will be at its height during the progress of the Conference. With this method we hope to keep the question a live issue under the eyes of the delegates.

We will also take advantage of the presence of so many representatives of foreign countries to supply them with our literature.

We presume we will be advised if you consider it necessary to call a halt to our activities. We are rather perturbed at the notion of Mr. Lloyd George coming here without a final decision being arrived at as regards Ireland.
[Matter omitted]

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