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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50

First Meeting—Council Documents

First Meeting—Council Documents.

Mr. Griffith, in moving,—"That an address be presented to His Excellency the Governor of Tasmania, praying that His Excellency will be pleased to cause to be laid upon the table of this Council all despatches, correspondence, and other papers relating to the constitution and the first meeting of the Federal Council of Australasia"—said: With respect to this motion, it is only necessary, I think, to say that I conceive it would be very convenient for future reference if the volume containing the journals of the first session of the Council should also contain the despatches, correspondence, and other papers which indicate how the Council came into existence

The President: Would it not be advisable to present a similar address to the Governors of the other colonies?

Mr. Griffith: They are all contained in blue-books or other papers which have been officially sent to the Governor of this colony. It is only in response to an address that despatches can be communicated.

Mr. Berry seconded the motion.

Question put, and passed.