§ VISCOUNT HALIFAX
My Lords, I have the honour to acquaint your Lordships that I have this day received a 363 Message from His Majesty the King, signed by his own hand, which I shall beg the Lord Chancellor to read to your Lordships.
§ "I am well assured that the House of Lords deeply mourns the death of My beloved Father. He devoted His life to the service of His people and to the upholding of Constitutional Government. He was ever actuated by His profound sense of duty. I am resolved to follow in the way He has set before Me.
§ (Signed) EDWARD R.I."