Letter from Bishop E. Mulhern to Hagan
Pontifical Irish College
Hagan, John, 1873-1930
Holograph letter from Bishop E. Mulhern, Parochial House, Warrenpoint (County Down), in thanks for a rescript. Stating that [despite peace negotiations] he is 'on the run' and had to cancel Dr. O'Gorman's visit. Explaining that threatening letters from a certain anti-Sinn Fein body caused him to leave his retreat place, but that 'like Milo at Massilia' he is not worried; he may go to Magheracloone. After the event he wrote about, five murders occurred: when Mulhern demanded protection, an order was issued immediately to the 'D.I.' and the B-Specials were disarmed. Describing an amusing scene when the D.I. came late at night to inform Mulhern of the truce arranged by DeV.[alera] and Macready - the priests coming out with the bishop in night attire to act as a bodyguard should the need arise. 'The good news calmed us all.' All looks promising 'non obstante the camouflage of our Premier in Carsonia'. Also, the twelfth was 'a dull affair except in words'.
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