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

they have the right to record theni in a special
protocol. In case of the governor’s absence,
the secretary and controller share his duties in
common. The other officials consist of
undersecretaries, under-controllers, treasurers, and a
head book-keeper appointed by the Senate ;
there are also some officials nominated by the
governor.

The provinces are divided into administrative
districts (härad), of which the number is
fifty-one. The functionaries of these districts are
the bailiff (kronofogde)—charged more
especially with the collection of taxes and with the
police of the bailiwick—and the secretary of the
bailiwick, appointed by the Senate. The bailiff
has under his orders the commissaries
(kinsman) appointed by the governor, each of whom
has the management of the police in one or two
communes of the bailiwick.

In towns it is the bench of magistrates and
the police offices (these latter in the larger
towns) who act as the agents of the governor
in police and executive matters.

Communal organisation is based 011 the prin-

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