Darling’s reply

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957) Wednesday 25 October 1865





On the following day, the resolution adopted and presented to His Excellency, who made the following reply:
“Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Legislative Assembly, It is satisfactory to me to learn from your address that the measures adopted, with the concurrence of my responsible advisers, in order to satisfy the public liabilities and maintain the efficiency of the public service at the present conjuncture, are considered to merit the expression of your thanks.”
While I am glad to receive your assurance that my Government may rely upon your support in its efforts, by legitimate and constitutional measures, to maintain order and good government in the colony, I regret to find that no step has yet been taken by the Legislature tending to realise the hope I some time since expressed, that active legislation in regard to the finance of the colony might be promptly resumed.”


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