Punch,  48 (1865), 125–26.

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Military Technology, Steamships, Railways, Religious Authority, Cultural Geography, Politics, Government

    Reports on Francis H F Berkeley's criticisms of Royal Navy ships' cannons, and Colman M O'Loghlen's attempt to pass a bill 'giving Irishmen an opportunity of travelling on railways upon Sundays' (125). Also agrees with James H Harris (3rd Earl of Malmesbury) and Anthony A Cooper (7th Earl of Shaftesbury) that a magistrate sending a man to a lunatic asylum on the basis of only one doctor's certificate (when the law demands two) 'must give a good reason why [the lunatic] should be retained in the Commission of the Peace' (126).

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