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Wednesday, 19 June 1912

The PRESIDENT - I have to inform the Senate that on the 7 th October last I forwarded to Lady Northcote, through His Excellency the Governor-General, the resolution of sympathy passed by the Senate on the occasion of the death of Lord Northcote, third Governor-General of the Commonwealth, and that, in reply, I have received from the Governor- General letters forwarding despatches from the Secretary of State for the Colonies, together with a letter of thanks from Lady Northcote, which I ask the Clerk to read.

Letter read by the Clerk as follows : -

Eastwell Park, Ashford, Kent,

December 4, 1911.

Dear Mr. President,

I am deeply grateful to the Senate for the honour paid to the memory of my husband, and would desire through you to thank the members for their message of sympathy in my bereavement.

During the years which Lord Northcote and I spent in the Commonwealth we met with unvarying kindness, and I am even more touched by the share which Australia has borne in my sorrow. I take comfort in the thought that my husband's name should be held in esteem in a country from which we both carried away feelings of lasting affection.

I remain, dear Mr. President,

Yours faithfully,

Alice S. Northcote.

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