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(1889) [MARC] Author: Leo Mechelin Translator: Charles J. Cooke
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26 TIIE PUBLIC LAW OF FINLAND.

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les Etats quant au règlement
de l’assiette des impôts, ainsi
que le droit de motion qu’ils
ont anciennement, possédé,
Me réservant toutefois celui de
prendre l’initiative dans toutes
les questions qui touchent au
changement de la loi
fondamentale.

" Vous connoissezMes
sentiments et Mes voeux pour le
bonheur et la prospérité des
peuples confiés à Ma
sollicitude. Aucun de Mes actes
n’a pu troubler l’entente qui
doit régner entre le souverain
et la nation. Je désire que
cette entente continue à être,
comme par le passé, le gage
des bons rapports qui
M’unissent au brave et loyal peuple
Finlandois. Elle contribuera
puissamment à la prospérité
d’un pays bien cher à Mon
coeur et Me fournira un
nouveau motif pour vous
rassembler périodiquement.

" C’est à vous, Représentants
du Grand Duché, de prouver,
par la dignité, la modération

sure a more extended right
than that which the Estates
now possess as to the
adjustment of taxation, as also
the right of motion which
they formerly possessed,
reserving to Myself, however,
the initiative in all questions
which affect the alteration of
the fundamental laws.

" You know My sentiments
and My wishes for the
happiness and prosperity of the
peoples entrusted to My
charge. None of My acts
has been such as to interfere
with the good understanding
that ought to exist between
the sovereign and the nation.
I desire that this
understanding may continue, as of yore,
to be a guarantee of the
good relations which unite
Me to the brave and loyal
Finnish people. It will
contribute powerfully to the
prosperity of a country very
dear to My heart, and will
supply Me with a new motive
for assembling you
periodically.

" It is for you, the
Represen-tatives of the Grand Duchy,
to prove, by the dignity, the

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