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Canada Gazette/Volume LXXIII/No. 11/Proclamation, September 1, 1939 (1)



GEORGE THE SIXTH, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, Ireland, and the British Dominions beyond the Seas KING, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.

To Our Beloved and Faithful the Senators of the Dominion of Canada, and the Members elected to serve in the House of Commons of Our Said Dominion, and to each and every of you,—



WHEREAS Our Parliament of Canada stands prorogued to the Second day of the month of October, 1939, at which time at Our City of Ottawa you were held and constrained to appear. Nevertheless, for certain causes and considerations, We do Will, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council for Canada, that you and each of you, be as to Us in this matter entirely exonerated, Commanding, and by the tenor of these Presents enjoining you, and each of you, and all others in this behalf interested, that on Thursday, the Seventh day of the month of September next at Our City of Ottawa, aforesaid, personally you be and appear, for the DESPATCH OF BUSINESS, to treat, do, act and conclude upon these things which in Our said Parliament of Canada, by the Common Council of Our said Dominion, may by the favour of God be ordained.

In Testimony Whereof, We have caused these our Letters to he made Patent, and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. Witness: Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved John, Baron Tweedsmuir of Elsfield, a Member of Our Most Honourable Privy Council, Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Knight Grand Cross of Our Royal Victorian Order, Member of Our Order of the Companions of Honour, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Our Dominion of Canada.

At Our Government House, in Our City of Ottawa, in Our said Dominion, this First day of September, in the year of Our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-nine and in the Third year of Our Reign.

By Command,


Under-Secretary of State.