Interview with John Doar
QUESTION 28
INTERVIEWER:

THE SECOND DAY WHEN YOU GO BACK AND YOU'RE TURNED AWAY BY THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR THERE WERE REPORTS OF A SHOVING MATCH, NOW, IS THIS TRUE?

John Doar:

Well, there was a very little shoving match. James McShane was the, was the chief marshal and he's got the map of Ireland on his face, and he's, he's not the kind of a person that you do much shoving with. Uh, but, uh, there was, it was clear that we weren't going to be able to, to… I think there may have been three marshals and James Meredith and myself it was clear that we weren't going to be able to go through that group of sheriffs that were blocking the road, and, uh, once that… somebody made, um, McShane made an attempt to do that, and it was clear he wasn't going to get through, our instructions were we weren't going to try to run over ‘em.