Interned Rebel Joseph McBride
County of Mayo
Please see returns furnished in this case on 16th inst.
This man and Charles Hughes are the two chief leaders around Westport, the center of Sinn Feinism and the most notoriously disloyal spot in this county.
For this condition of things, the McBride influence is more responsible principally than any (Text not available).
Something else and presumly more than any individual the way he said to have been a secret holy man all his life. I don’t recommend his release quite the contrary. If he be released all the others should be. If released I would double the bonds suggested by the securities officer. He can as readily get the one as the other.
DA SHERMAN C.I.