“I had a force of 40 men assembled here to go to relief of Enniscorthy Barrack”

Cipher message from the C.I. Waterford, sent of at 6-55 p.m. today; received by the I.G. at Kingsbridge at 7-27p.m.

It runs:-

“County Inspector, Wexford, requires me to forward this message to the Inspector General.

In continuation of cipher – I had a force of 40 men assembled here to go to relief of Enniscorthy Barrack under my personal command., but “Defensible, Queenstown” directs that they be sent tonight to guard the Railway Line for passage of troops tonight for Rosslare, and that Enniscorthy await relief from the military. I am acting on this order.

(Wexford message ends)

I am dealing with anticipated raids here tonight by Sinn Feiners from the County Wexford.

(Message ends)

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