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The Daily Dispatch: April 8, 1864., [Electronic resource], Enlistments in Ireland for the Federals--interesting letters. (search)
h press, and will, it is hoped, counteract in a great measure the efforts the Federals are making in that country to secure recruits for their wasted armies: Richmond City, October 2d, 1863. My Lord --Allow me to introduce to you Captain Atkins, of our army, who Ireland on furlough. He and I have been together in many a hard fought field. You will find him a true-hearted Irishman. Though having no special mission for the purpose, he still intends to do all in his power to preven all the exertions in your power to dissuade the peasantry of your diocese from emigrating to the shores of America, there either to imbrue their hands in the blood of their kindred, or crippled and maimed, like houseless warriors, dependent on the public charity of some great Northern city. I am, my Lord, with assurances of high consideration, your Lordship's obedient servant, P. Going Atkins,Captain and A. D C., C. S. Army. Right Rev. D. Moriarty, D. D, R. C., Bishop of Kerry, Killarney.