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The assistance which I have received in preparing this Memoir of Thomas Drummond is amply acknowledged in the text. It is proper, however, to define in a sentence or two the precise extent of it. In regard to his professional life (and not farther) I have had the hearty co-operation of Major-General Sir T. A. Larcom, the present Under Secretary in Ireland, of whose brief but able Memoir of Drummond I have also freely availed myself. Some papers put at my disposal by Sir J. F. W. Herschel illustrate this part of Mr Drummond's life and the first stages of his political employment; on which, also, some light is thrown by Miss Martineau, With regard to the Irish part of the life, I owe most to the Right Honourable Maziere Brady, the late Irish Lord Chancellor, who was Drummond's very intimate friend, and, successively, Law-adviser to the Chief Secretary, Solicitor-General, and Attorney-General, under the Mulgrave and Ebrington Administrations. The aid he has given me has been limited to the determination of obscure facts, and he is nowise responsible either for my opinions, or for the manner in which I have expressed them. Drummond's political correspondence during his tenure of office in Ireland, which was carried on with some of the most important political personages of the time, I have not had at my disposal. His home

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CHAPTER XI.

THE GENERAL ELECTION AFTER THE PASSING OF THE REFORM

BILLS—THE EDINBURGH AND LEITH DISTRICT ELECTIONS-POLI-

TICAL versus SOCIAL OBLIGATIONS-DRUMMOND'S LAST SCIEN-

TIFIC EMPLOYMENT-HIS SCIENTIFIC CAREER,

162-172

CHAPTER XII.

MR DRUMMOND BECOMES PRIVATE SECRETARY TO LORD ALTHORP,

CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER--MISS MARTINEAU'S RECOLLEC-

TIONS OF HIM-A PENSION IS CONFERRED UPON HIM-HE BECOMES

UNDER SECRETARY IN IRELAND-HIS MARRIAGE,

173-185

CHAPTER XIII.

A REVIEW OF IRISH HISTORY,

186-242

CHAPTER XIV.

IRELAND, 1835-1839--A NEW REGIME FOR IRELAND--THE MUL-

GRAVE ERA-DRUMMOND'S PART IN THE ADMINISTRATION--A118

DUTIES AS UNDER SECRETARY HIS QUALIFICATIONS FOR HIS

WORK IN THE GOVERNMENT-HIS ZEAL FOR THE REDEMPTION OF

IRELAND,

243-257

CHAPTER XV.

IRELAND, 1835-1839 SECRET, SECTARIAN, AND POLITICAL

ORGANISATIONS IN IRELAND--ORANGEISM AND ORANGE PROCES-

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SIONS-RIBBONISM OR RIBANDISM—AGRARIAN OUTRAGES — FAC-
TION FIGHTS-EFFORTS TO ESTABLISH ORDER-STATE OF THE
CONSTABULARY IN 1835—REORGANISATION OF THE CONSTABU-
LARY-SUPPRESSION OF THE FACTION FIGHTS-DRUMMOND'S
HANDLING OF THE POLICE—THE CONSTABULARY ACT OF 1836-
ADMISSION OF CATHOLICS TO THE CONSTABULARY-SUPPRESSION
OF THE ORANGE PROCESSIONS- INTRODUCTION OF STIPENDIARY
MAGISTRATES—EXTENSION OF CROWN PROSECUTIONS AT QUARTER
SESSIONS AND AT ASSIZES— PROVISIONS FOR MAKING CROWN
PROSECUTIONS MORE EFFECTUAL-ADMISSION OF CATHOLICS AND
LIBERALS TO SIT ON JURIES-PROVISIONS FOR COMPELLING THE
ATTENDANCE OF JURORS, WITNESSES, AND PARTIES BOUND OVER
TO PROSECUTE-REFORM OF THE PETTY SESSIONS-LEGISLATIVE

REMEDIES FOR EVILS LEADING TO DISTURBANCES-EFFECT OF

THESE IMPROVEMENTS A DIMINUTION OF CRIME-DIFFICULTIES

ENCOUNTERED IN DEALING WITH RIBANDISM— PROCEEDINGS OF

THE GOVERNMENT TO SUPPRESS RIBANDISM, . . . 258–294

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INDIRECT SOLUTION OF THE LAND-QUESTION RECOMMENDA-
TIONS OF THE COMMISSIONERS—THE GOVERNMENT MEASURE-
ITS HISTORY AND FAILURE PRESENT STATE OF THE IRISH RAIL-
WAYS—THE MERITS OF DRUMMOND'S SCHEME,

341-401

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