The Minister in Ireland (Gray) to the Secretary of State
[Received 5:44 p.m.]
179. For the Under Secretary. Your 101, August 24, 10 p.m.19 Appreciate information. From our estimate of the situation your course is what we would have suggested. Have advised Winant that in view of the situation here and of our interests in Northern Ireland [Page 766] some measure of clemency is probably expedient. The British and Canadian Representatives here hold the same opinion. Hanging six for one would shock public opinion.
Sending airmail despatch on this subject and memorandum of conversation with de Valera.20