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SJ No 54 - 18 September 1901



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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA.

No. 54.

JO U R N A L S OF T H E SEN ATE.

WEDNESDAY, 18th SEPTEMBER, 1901.

1. M eeting of S enate.— The Senate met pursuant to adjournment.

2. PRAYERS.

3. A ddress of Sympathy, the late P resident of the U nited States.— The Vice-President of the Executive Council, by leave of the Senate, and without notice, moved—

That the Senate do agree to the following resolution : — “ We, the Members of the Senate of the Commonwealth of Australia, express our deep sympathy with the people of the United States in the death of their President, and our abhorrence of the crime which has removed from the scene of his memorable labours, an earnest, upright,

and honoured, man, whose loss the civilized world deplores.” Debate ensued. Question—put and passed. And thereupon the Vice-President of the Executive Council moved—

That the Senate do agree to the following address to His Excellency the Governor-General:— M ay it please Y our E xcellency:

“ We, the Members of the Senate of the Commonwealth of Australia, in Parliament assembled, respectfully request that Your Excellency will be pleased to forward, by cable, to the Right Honorable the Secretary of State for the Colonies the accom­ panying resolution for presentation to the King, with an expression of a respeetful hope that His Majesty will be pleased to give instructions for its communication to the President of the United States.” Question—put and passed.

4. A djournment.—The Senate adjourned at fifty-three minutes past two p.m. till to-morrow, at half-past two p.m.

5. A ttendance.— Present, all the Members except Senators Clemons, Eraser (on leave), Major Gould, Harney (on leave), Matheson (on leave), Millen, Lieut.-Col. Neild, Pulsford, and Styles (on leave).

E. G. BLACKMORE, Clerk o f the Parliaments.

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