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Tuesday, 12 December 1911

The PRESIDENT announced the receipt of a message from His Excellency the Governor-General transmitting a letter from His Majesty the King in reply to the address of congratulation passed by the Senate on the occasion of his Coronation. Letter read by the Clerk as follows: -

Commonwealth of Australia.

Governor-General's Office, Melbourne, 11th December, 191 1.


Referring to your letter of the 7th September latt, forwarding an Address to His Majesty the King, which waa agreed to on the 5th idem by the Senate and the House of Representatives respectively, I now have the honour to transmit herewith a copy of a despatch which I have received from the Right Honorable the Secretary of State for the Colonies on the subject.

I have the honour to be,


Your most obedient Servant,



The President of the Senate,


Commonwealth of Australia.

No. 488.

Downing-street, 10th November, 191 1.

My Lord,

I have the honour to inform Your Excellency that I have duly laid before the King the Address from the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth on the occasion of His Majesty's Coronation forwarded in your despatch, No. 173, of the 25th September.

HisMajesty was pleased to receive the Address very graciously, and to command that his thanks should be conveyed to ' the Senate and House of' Representatives for their congratulations and assurance of loyalty to his Throne and Person.

I have, &c, (Sgd.) L.Harcourt.


His Excellency the Right Honorable

Lord Denman, G.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., &c,&c, &c.

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