Book #72162
Item #72162 The Murder Members, The Following are the Names of the Members of. Broadside, Irish Civil War.

The Murder Members, The Following are the Names of the Members of...

"Keep This List for Reference" [Broadside]. [Irish Civil War]. The Murder Members: The Following are the Names of the Members of the Partition Parliament Who Voted for the Murder Bill:-...Keep This List for Reference. [N.p.: S.n., 1922]. 13" x 8" broadside, main text in two columns. Light toning and edgewear, horizontal and vertical fold lines, a few with tears, two repaired on verso with cellotape, "Con's Doctor" in contemporary hand near center. $1,250. * Known to its opponents as the "Murder Bill," the Public Safety Act of 1922 was enacted by the recently-established Irish Free to suppress the Irish Republican Army (IRA), which rejected the legitimacy of the Free State because it did include the counties of Northern Ireland. It was one of the key events of the Irish Civil War. The act imposed death sentences on any IRA member or supporter captured with a firearm or ammunition. Our pro-IRA broadside lists the members of the "Irish Partition Parliament" who voted for this bill. It clearly intended to mark them for assassination. And soon after its publication gunmen shot and wounded two of the members listed. A third, assumed to be another listed member, was killed in a case of mistaken identity. In reprisal, the government ordered the summary execution of four IRA prisoners. "Con's Doctor" is written next to the name of Dr. James Crowley. "Con" is probably Constance Markievicz [1868-1927] the Irish revolutionary and politician, then an active member of the IRA.

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