Orders sent: “Fire at once on any man… believed to be an Irish Volunteer”

Orders sent to CIs Downpatrick, Longford, Carrick-on-Shannon, Enniskillen, Lisburn and Armagh as follows.

Send – officers – head constables and – fully armed men, with 30 rounds of ammunition per man to ____ immediately, if possible by motor cars. They should report themselves to County Inspector at ____ all should act promptly, resolutely and effectively. They should fire at once on any man in uniform or in plain clothes who is carrying arms who is believed to be an Irish Volunteer or Sinn Feiner if he does not surrender. Please acknowledge.

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