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6. As every law ought to be founded on the confent of thofe who are to be bound by it, the French part of St. Domingo fhall be allowed to propofe regulations concerning commercial ar­ rangements, and the fyftem of mutual connection (rapports commerciaux, et autres rapports communs, and the decrees which the national affembly fhall make in all fuch cafes fhall not be en­ forced in the colony, until the general affembly fhall have confented thereto. 7. In cafes of preffing neceffity, the importation of articles for the fupport of the inhabitants fhall not be confidered as any breach in the fyftem of commercial regulations between St. Domingo and France ; provided that the decrees to be made in fuch cafes by the general affembly fhall be fubmitted to the re­ vifion of the governor general, under the fame conditions and modifications as are prefcribed in articles 3 and 5 . 8 . Provided alfo, that every legiflative act of the general affem­ bly, executed provisionally, in cafes of urgent neceffity, fhall be tranfmitted forthwith for the royal fanction. And if the king fhall refufe his confent to any fuch act, its execution fhall be fufpended, as foon as the king's refusal fhall be legally notified to the gene­ ral affembly. 9 . A new general affembly fhall be chofen every two years, and none of the members who have ferved in the former af­ fembly fhall be eligible in the new one. 10. The general affembly decree that the preceding articles, as forming part of the conftitution of the French colony in St. Domingo, fhall be immediately tranfmitted to France for the ac­ ceptance of the national affembly, and the king. They fhall likewife

An historical survey of the french colony in the island of St. Domingo comprehending a short account  

Auteur. Edwards, B. / Ouvrage patrimonial de la Bibliothèque numérique Manioc. Service commun de la documentation, Université des Antilles e...

An historical survey of the french colony in the island of St. Domingo comprehending a short account  

Auteur. Edwards, B. / Ouvrage patrimonial de la Bibliothèque numérique Manioc. Service commun de la documentation, Université des Antilles e...

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