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  • It was thus practically a committee of the larger council, and assisted the king in his judicial work, its authority being as undefined as his own.
  • This branch of study naturally conducted him to the investigation of explosives, and on the theoretical side led to the results published in his work Sur la force de la poudre et des matieres explosives (1872), while on the practical side it enabled him to render important services to his country as president of the scientific defence committee during the siege of Paris in 1870-71 and subsequently as chief of the French explosives committee.
  • 1 In 1878, as the result of the report of a select committee of the House of Commons appointed in 1877, a grant of f,5000 was made to the then Lord Cochrane `° in respect of the distinguished services of his grandfather, the late earl of Dundonald."
  • In 1766 he was called upon to give evidence before a committee of the House of Commons upon the affairs of Bengal.
  • The limits of the township, originally called West Hoosac, were determined by a committee of the General Court of Massachusetts in 1749, and two or three years later the village was laid out.

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