Published by The Irish Press, 2 January, 1935.
May 7, 1916.
Dear Mr. Walsh, – Before this note reaches you I shall have said farewell to this vale of tears and have departed for what I trust to be a much better world than this.
I take this last opportunity of thanking you and all my railway friends for their kindness over the past year. I ask you all to forgive me any offences which I may have committed against you, and I ask you to pray for the repose of my soul.
Whatever I have done I have done it as a soldier of Ireland in what I believe to be my country’s best interests. I thank God I have no vain regrets. After all it is better to be a corpse than a coward.
Won’t you see that my mother gets all the assistance you can get her and refund her the money from the Superannuation Fund? She will badly need it all.
J. J. HEUSTON.