§ LORD JOHN RUSSELL
walked down to the bar, and, having been called on by Mr. Speaker, said: Sir, I have received Her Majesty's commands to acquaint the House that Her Majesty will be pleased to receive the Address of this House to-day at Three o'clock.
[Mr. SPEAKER (who was attired in his State robes), preceded by the Sergeant at Arms bearing the mace, followed by Lord J. Russell, and the other Members of the Government, and attended by the Members present, then left the House to present the Address to Her Majesty.]
The House resumed its sittings at half-past Five o'clock, when
§ MR. SPEAKER
said: I have to report that the House has this day attended Her Majesty with the Address in reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Message, and that Her Majesty has been pleased to return the following most gracious answer:—I thank you for your loyal and dutiful Address.The declaration of your sentiments on this occasion affords Me great satisfaction; and I rely with confidence on your co-operation in measures which I consider necessary for the honour of My Crown and for the welfare of My People.