In the line of fire between the barracks and the headquarters of the Sinn Feiners

Letter from John N. Scallan to Samuel Roche Solicitors explaining the delay on a case owing to the ‘unfortunate disturbance’ in the town.

8th May, 1916

Re: XXXX DECEASED

Dear Roche,

In reply to yours of the 3rd inst., which reached me yesterday, owing to the unfortunate disturbance which took place here, I have not been able to see Mrs XXX.  I had purposely arranged to go out during the Easter Holidays to try and have this matter settled up, but unfortunate matters turned out in such a way that I could not reach on it, being besieged here in the line of fire between the Barracks and the Head Quarters of the Sinn Feiners.  However, as soon as matters become a little normal I shall go out and see her, as I am anxious to have the matter finished up.

                                          Yours faithfully,

                                                     John N. Scallan

Samuel Roche Esq.,
Solicitor,
Tullow.