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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50

Presentation of Address-in-Reply

Presentation of Address-in-Reply.

The President said: In conformity with the resolution arrived at yesterday afternoon, our first business this morning will be to proceed to Government House, in order to present the address to His Excellency. Immediately after returning from Government House the Council will proceed to consider the business on the notice-paper.

The members of the Council thereupon proceeded to Government House, and on their return at 12.25,

The President said: I have to inform the Council that I have waited upon His Excellency the Governor, and presented to him the address which was agreed upon yesterday. The Governor was graciously pleased to make the following reply

Mr. President and Gentlemen, I thank you for your address.

I take this opportunity of informing you that I forwarded yesterday, through the Secretary of State, in accordance with your request, the resolution of the Federal Council expressing, at the inauguration of your proceedings, your loyalty and devotion to Her Majesty's throne and person.

Geo. C. Strahan.

Government House, Hobart,