§ The House met at Half past Two o'Clock, and, it being the first day of the meeting of this Parliament, pursuant to a Proclamation, SIR FREDERIC WILLIAM METCALFE, K.C.B., Clerk of the House of Commons, and EDWARD ABDY FELLOWES, ESQUIRE, C.B., M.C. andDOUGLAS JOHN GORDON, ESQUIRE, Clerks-Assistant, attending in the House, and the other Clerks attending according to their duty, theHON. SIR ALBERT NAPIER, K.C.B., Clerk of the Crown in Chancery in Great Britain, delivered to the saidSIR FREDERIC WILLIAM METCALFE, K.C.B., a book containing a List of the Names of the Members returned to serve in this Parliament.
§ Several of the Members repaired to their seats.
§ Message to attend the Lords Commissioners by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod.
§ The House went, and a Commission having been read for opening and holding the Parliament, the Lords Commissioners directed the House to proceed to the Election of a Speaker, and to present him To-morrow, at Half-past Two o'Clock, in the House of Peers for the Royal Approbation.
§ The House being returned,