April 21, 1936 (18th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

Walter Edward Foster (Speaker of the Senate)

Liberal

Mr. SPEAKER:

I have the honour to inform the house that a message has been received from His Majesty the King, signed by his own hand; also a message from Her Majesty Queen Mary, signed by her own hand:
Buckingham Palace.
Members of the Senate and of the House of Commons of Canada:
I thank you sincerely for your kind message of sympathy with me on the death of my dear father and for the moving tribute which you pay to his memory. His example will ever be my guide and my encouragement in the task which lies before me.
I deeply appreciate your assurances of loyalty and devotion to me on my accession to the throne. Under Divine Providence, it shall always be my earnest endeavour to promote the happiness and to protect the liberties of all my peoples.
Edward R I.
7th April, 1936.
Buckingham Palace.
Members of the Senate and of the House of Commons of Canada:
I am deeply touched by your kind words of sympathy with me in my great loss. I have been comforted and strengthened at this sad time by the knowledge that my sorrow is shared by all the peoples of the empire.
I thank you from my heart for your affectionate message.
Mary R.
7th April, 1936.

Topic:   DEATH OF KING GEORGE Y
Subtopic:   ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF ADDRESS TO HIS MAJESTY KING EDWARD VIII AND OF MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE TO HER MAJESTY QUEEN MARY
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