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Correspondents include: Sir Hamar Greenwood [Chief Secretary for Ireland] on the disbandment of the Royal Irish Constabulary (2); Rupert Gwynne [Conservative MP for Eastbourne, Sussex]; Alfred Cope [Assistant Under-Secretary for Ireland and Clerk of the Privy Council for Ireland] on the progress of the negotiations; Sir Herbert Creedy [Secretary of the War Office] on the stores of arms and ammunition at Carrickfergus [County Antrim, Northern Ireland]; 10th Lord Cavan [Chief of the Imperial General Staff, earlier Lord Kilcoursie] on dangerous ill-feeling that would result if troops were sent back to the Irish Free State (2); Austen Chamberlain [Lord Privy Seal] on the opinion of the House of Commons about retaining troops in the Irish Free State, and on the safety precautions of the military authorities; Sir James Masterton-Smith [Permanent Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies]; Michael Collins on subjects including the deportation of Irish-born poor from England to the Irish Free State (2); "Charley" [7th Lord Londonderry, leader of the Senate, Government of Northern Ireland, earlier Lord Castlereagh] on Northern Ireland's not being a party to the Treaty (2); Sir James Craig [Prime Minister of Northern Ireland, later 1st Lord Craigavon] on subjects including the Enniskillen [County Fermanagh, Ulster, Northern Ireland] Dragoons and refugees from the Irish Free State (5); John Gretton; 1st Lord Midleton [earlier St John Brodrick] on the removal of troops from Cork [County Cork, Irish Free State]; John Bernard, Provost of Trinity College, Dublin [Irish Free State], on the bad faith of Michael Collins and the betrayal of Loyalists; Major-General Sir Borlase Childs [Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police]; 1st Lord Haldane on Alice Green [member of the Irish Senate]; David Lloyd George [Prime Minister] on not forcing a conflict at Pettigo [County Donegal and County Fermanagh, Ulster, Northern Ireland] and Belleek [County Armagh, Ulster, Northern Ireland]; Wilfrid Spender [Secretary to the Cabinet of Northern Ireland] on Pettigo and Belleek (2); General Sir Cecil Macready, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief the Forces in Ireland]; 1st Lord Fitz Alan of Derwent [Viceroy of Ireland, earlier Lord Edmund Fitzalan-Howard]; Michael Collins on Sir James Craig's repudiation of the Treaty; Leonie, Lady Leslie, on feeling at Pettigo.
Other subjects include: the issue of arms to Irish Free State troops; the illness of 1st Lord Curzon of Kedleston [Foreign Secretary]; free elections in the Irish Free State; discussion of the Irish Free State in the House of Commons.
Also includes: points for discussion between WSC and Sir James Craig; a note by Lord Cavan on the defence of docks, forts and islands after the withdrawal of troops from the Irish Free State; notes on elections for the Provisional Parliament; notes on the activities of the IRA; the draft minutes of the Sub-Committee on Ireland, of the Committee of Imperial Defence; a draft of the declaration by Lord FitzAlan dissolving the Parliament of Ireland; a copy of the Dail's "Weekly Irish Bulletin" of Belfast [Northern Ireland] atrocities; notes on the interception of revenue from the Irish Free State; notes and statements by officers on clearing the Pettigo and Belleek triangle; notes by Lord Cavan on the troops required to hold Dublin, Limerick [Irish Free State] and Ulster [Northern Ireland].
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