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Thursday, 10 October 1912

The PRESIDENT - I have to acquaint the Senate that, accompanied by honorable senators, I have this day waited upon His Excellency the Governor-General, and presented to him the Address of the Senate in reply to His Excellency's Speech at the opening of Parliament, agreed to on 17th July last. His Excellency has been pleased to make the following reply -

Mr. Presidentand Gentlemen of the Senate :

I thank you for your Address-in-Reply to the speech with which' I opened Parliament. I am glad to receive the assurance of your loyalty to His Majesty the King. I trust that your deliberations may be so guided as to promote the well-being and prosperity of the Commonwealth.

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