Sir WILFRID LAURIER.
sire to deserve the confidence reposed in me and to discharge my duties with the greatest impartiality. I am somewhat diffident as to my ability to meet the requirements of this important function; but I do venture to rely upon the indulgence of the House, and I am sure that members, on both sides, will always assist me in preserving the freedom and dignity of debate, and in vindicating our rights and privileges according to our rules and established usages.
The Serjeant-at-Arms then placed the Mace on the Table of the House.
On motion of the Prime Minister the House adjourned at 3.30 p.m.
Thursday, February 7, 1901.
Topic: ELECTION OF SPEAKER.