§ The House met at Two of the Clock.
§ The House being met, and Mr. SPEAKER ELECT having taken the Chair
§ A Message to attend the Lords Commissioners was delivered by Black Rod.
§ Accordingly Mr. SPEAKER ELECT, with the House, went up to the House of Peers, where he was presented to the Lords Commissioners for the approbation of His Majesty.
§ Then the LORD CHANCELLOR, one of the said Commissioners, signified His Majesty's approbation of Mr. SPEAKER ELECT in the name and on behalf of His Majesty.
§ The House being returned—
§ Mr. SPEAKER
reported, That the House had been to the House of Peers, where His Majesty was pleased by His Majesty's Commissioners to approve of the choice the House had made of him to be their Speaker.
§ MR. SPEAKER
I take this opportunity of repeating my acknowledgments to the House for the honour which it has done me and the confidence which it has reposed in me, and of renewing the assurance of my entire devotion to the service of this House.