By 1654 , the Reichstag began - in addition to ceremonial acts - with the reading of the imperial proposition , the agenda set in advance by the emperor, and they ended with the reading and certification of the resolutions, the imperial farewell .
The last of these imperial farewells is referred to as the last imperial farewell ( Latin recessus imperii novissimus ) and contained the deliberations from the years 1653/54 of the Diet of Regensburg.
Since the Perpetual Reichstag has not been formally terminated since 1663 , its resolutions could not be drawn up as a Reichs farewell. The resolutions were therefore laid down in the form of so-called imperial conclusions. The ratification of these resolutions was usually carried out by the representative of the emperor at the Reichstag, the principal commissioner , in the form of an imperial commission decree .