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Thursday, 1 July 1926

The Deputy appointed by the GovernorGeneral, the Right Hon. Isaac Alfred Isaacs, F.C., a Justice of the High Court of Australia, having been announced by the Usher of the Black Rod, entered the Chamber and, taking his seat on the dais, said -

Gentlemenof the Senate,

His Excellencythe Governor-General, not thinking fit to be present in person at this time, has been pleased to cause Letters Patent to issue under the Great Seal of the Commonwealth, constituting me his Deputy to administer the oath or affirmation of allegiance to honorable senators, as will more fully appear from the Letters Patent which will now be read.

Letters Patent read by theClerk.

The Clerk produced the returns to writs issued for the election of members to serve in the Senate from and after 1st July, 1926.

The following honorable senators made and subscribed the nath of allegiance: -

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