Liam Lynch Camp
Clan naGael & I.R.A.
New York City N.Y.
At a recent meeting of the above camp held prior to the
entry of some of our members into the armed forces of the United
States, a document issued by you was introduced. This document pre-
suming to deal with the reprinting of Joe McGarrity's poems ~- "Celtic
Moods and Memories" was discussed. The members were unanimous in
their condemnation of the document in question and in their disgust of
you and your tactics. It was further unanimously decided to inform
you of this fact, giving some of the reasons for this Camp's reactions.
Prior to his death, Joe McGarrity expressed the wish to have
his poems republished. This is a fact of which you are well aware.
You nevertheless issued a document attacking this very work. The con-
tents of this document proves you to be the most contemptible of liars.
In it you have out-winchelled Winchell and needless to say have earned
the scorn and contempt of the McGarrity family and all of Joe's loyal
friends, One of the latter, a man of 45 years close companionship
with Joe in the movement, said when he read your letter, "Such is the
return which Joe received for having in any way associated with such
& contemotible person". This was, to say the least, putting the
During the years in which, as a member of our Camp, you were
associated with us you had been a constant source of disruption. You
were ever engaged on some private vendetta. Personal animosities
governed your every action. Your spleen was directed against your
predecessor in office, again against our late Chairman, then against
Liam Krepos, then against Joe Campbell and so on into infinity. This
time, however, the matter has ceased to be a personal one. The Lian
Lynch Camp will no longer stand for vour degrading viciousness. Nor
will it allow your deliberate attempts to smash the Clan, by purging
it of its best members, go unnoticed and unchallenged.
Three years ago a former S.G. of this Camp, and-an ex-D.0.,
resigned as a protest because of your conduct. Will you inform the
organization of what this conduct was? Will you tell what this man
said of you the night he resigned? Will vou tell that you were unable
to refute any statement then made by him? Will you tell why you
attempted to smear our last S.G. - why you wilfully tried to blast his
character and standing — the manner in which you tricd to purge hin,
oll because he tried to stop your work of sabotage? Will you tell why
the Liam Lynch Camp, with the exeption of three members, one since
resigned, vigorously denounced you while you were present et a Camp
meeting, as a disturber and troublemaker, a man without honour and
with no regard for the truth? No! Those are some of the things which
you have no wish to tell.