Parnell is said to have disapproved of the no-rent manifesto, as also Mr John Dillon, who was in Kilmainham with him, but both of them signed it (ib.
It was decided to check evictions by an Arrears Bill, and the three imprisoned members of parliament - Messrs Parnell, Dillon and O'Kelly - were released on the 2nd of May 1882, against the wishes of the Irish government.
He went over to France to meet Messrs Dillon and O'Brien, who had not yet taken sides, but nothing was agreed to, and in the end both these former followers went against him.
This was due to the action of the Congested Districts Board in buying the Dillon estate and reducing all the rents without consulting the effect upon others.
Lafayette was to march against Namur, Biron against Mons, and Dillon against Tournay.