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CLIFTON AND THE LAWRENCES.

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CLIFTON AND THE LAWRENCES. Clifton has done well to commemorate the interesting association with the locality of the Lawrences, the great statesmen and administrators, who not only rendered con- spicuous service in helping to crush the Indian Mutiny, but also contributed, not a little, to place British rule in India on the most enduring basis. Sir Henry Norman, who spoke with authority on the subject, said he had no reason to suppose John Lawrence knew much more about the approach of the mutiny than other people know, but, however that may have been, both John and Henry Lawrence were ready when the time came, It was the prompt action of Sir John Lawrence which gained for him the title of "Saviour of India," and when the storm burst at Lucknow, Sir Henry Lawrence had already fortified and provisioned the residency. The services of Sir John Lawrence, extending over forty years, were rewarded with a peerage, and his brother would probably have obtained a similar reward if he had lived. Lord Lawrence was buried in Westminster Ab- bey the remains of his brother were interred as he had himself desired, "without any fuss at Lucknow, together with those of some private soldiers. —

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