On the second day of the first meeting of a new Parliament1, the Lords Commissioners send the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod2 to the Commons to desire their immediate attendance in the House of Lords. The Speaker-elect3, with the Commons, comes to the bar of the House of Lords and acquaints the Lords Commissioners that, in obedience to the monarch's commands, Her Majesty's faithful Commons, in the exercise of their undoubted rights and privileges, have proceeded to the election of a Speaker, and, as the object of their choice, submits himself with all humility for the monarch's gracious
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