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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 575 pages of information about The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902).
Report of Commissioners—­Remonstrances—­Quantity of stationery used—­Cooked food recommended—­Monsieur Soyer comes to Ireland—­His coming heralded by the London Journals—­His soup—­Jealousy—­M.  Jacquet on Soyer—­The Lancet on him—­Professor Aldridge, M.D., on Soyer’s soup—­Sir Henry Marsh on it—­M.  Soyer’s model soup kitchen—­A “gala day”—­Ireland M. Soyer’s “difficulty”—­Last appearance!—­Description of his “Model Soup Kitchen” (Note)—­Reclamation of waste lands—­Quantity reclaimable—­Sir Robert Kane’s view—­Mr. Fagan on Reclamation—­Mr. Poulette Scrope on the Irish question—­Unreclaimed land in Mayo—­The Dean of Killala—­Commissary General Hewetson on reclamation and over-population—­Opposition to reclamation—­No reason given for it—­Sir R. Griffith on it—­Mr. Fetherstone a reclaimer of bog—­Reclamation of bog in England—­Second Report of Relief Commissioners—­Relief Works closed too rapidly—­The twenty per cent. rule—­Mr. Labouchere’s reply to Smith O’Brien—­Letter from Colonel Jones—­The Premier’s promise—­The Claremorris deanery—­Effect of the dismissals in various parts of the country—­Soup kitchens attacked—­Third Report of the Relief Commissioners—­Questions from Inspectors—­O’Connell’s last illness—­His attempt to reach Rome—­His death—­His character—­Remaining Reports of the Relief Commissioners—­The Accountant’s department—­Number of rations—­Money spent, 420


The Fever Act—­Central Board of Health—­Fever Hospitals—­Changes in the Act—­Outdoor Attendance—­Interment of the Dead—­The Fever in 1846—­Cork Workhouse—­Clonmel—­Tyrone—­Ne
wry—­Sligo—­Leitrim—­Roscommon—­Galway—­ Fever in 1847—­Belfast—­Death-rate in the Workhouses—­Swinford—­Cork—
­Dropsy—­Carrick-on-Shannon—­Macroom—­ Bantry Abbey—­Dublin—­Cork Street Hospital—­Applications for Temporary Hospital accommodation—­Relapse a remarkable feature—­Number of cases received—­Percentage of Mortality—­Weekly Cost of Patients—­Imperfect Returns—­Scurvy—­The cause of it—­Emigration—­Earlier Schemes of Emigration—­Mr. Wilmot Horton—­Present State of Peterborough (Note)—­Various Parliamentary Committees on Emigration—­Their Views—­The Devon Commission—­Its Views of Emigration—­A Parliamentary Committee opposed to Emigration—­Statistics of Emigration—­Gigantic Emigration Scheme—­Mr. Godley—­Statement to the Premier—­The Joint Stock Company for Emigration—­L9,000,000 required—­How to be applied—­It was to be a Catholic Emigration—­Mr. Godley’s Scheme—­Not accepted by the Government—­Who signed it—­Names (Note)—­Dr. Maginn on the Emigration Scheme—­Emigration to be left to itself—­Statistics of Population—­The Census of 1841—­Deaths from the Famine—­Deaths amongst Emigrants—­Deaths amongst those who went to Canada—­Emigration to the United States—­Commission to protect Emigrants—­Revelations—­Mortality on board Emigrant Ships—­Plunder of Emigrants—­Committee of Inquiry—­Its Report—­Frauds about Passage Tickets—­Evidence—­How did any survive?—­Remittances from Emigrants—­Unprecedented—­A proof of their industry and perseverance, 474


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