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Tuesday, 26 May 1903

Mr SPEAKER - I have to report that I have attended in the Senate Chamber, where His Excellency the Governor-General. - was pleased to deliver his opening speech, of which, for greater accuracy, I have . obtained a copy. (Speech, p. 5.)

Resolved(on motion by Sir Edmund Barton) -

That a committee, consisting of Mr. Clarke, Mr. L. E. Groom, Mr. Hume Cook, and Sir Laugdon Bonython, be appointed to prepare an address in reply to the speech delivered by His Excellency the Governor-General to both Houses of the Parliament.

The committee retired, and haying reentered the chamber, presented the proposed address.

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