HC Deb 12 February 1872 vol 209 c203

Message to attend the Lords' Commissioners. The House went;—and being returned—


said: I have to acquaint the House that this House has been summoned to the House of Peers, where the Lords, authorized by Her Majesty's Commission, have declared that Her Majesty has approved the choice which this House has made of me as their Speaker. I am deeply sensible of the honour conferred upon me. Every faculty which I possess shall be devoted to the fulfilment of the duties of the Chair, and I know that I may rely upon the co-operation of the House to maintain the high character of this Assembly, second to none in the world.

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