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              806	HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS.


lative assembly ; nor shall any money "be 
drawn from the public treasury without 
such consent, except when between the 
sessions of the legislative assembly the 
emergencies of war, invasion, rebellion, 
pestilence, or other public disaster shall 
arise, and then not without the concur-
rence of all the cabinet and of a majority 
of the whole privy council; and the min-
ister of finance shall render a detailed ac-
count of such expenditure to the legisla-
tive assembly.
ARTICLE 16. No retrospective laws shall 
ever be enacted.
ARTICLE 17. The military shall always be 
subject to the laws of the land, and no 
soldier shall, in time of peace, be 
quartered in any house without the con-
sent of the owner, nor in time of war, but 
in a manner to be prescribed by the 
Legislature.
ARTICLE 18. Every elector shall be 
privileged from arrest on election days 
during his attendance at election, and in 
going to and returning therefrom, except 
in cases of treason, felony, or breach of 
the peace.
ARTICLE 19. No elector shall be so obliged 
to perform military duty, on the day of 
election, as to prevent his voting, except 
in time of war or public danger.
ARTICLE 20. The supreme power of the 
Kingdom in its exorcise is divided into 
the executive, legislative, and judicial ; 
these shall always be preserved distinct, 
and no judge of a court of record shall 
ever be a member of the legislative 
assembly,
ARTICLE 21. The Government of this 
Kingdom is that of a constitutional mon-
archy, under His Majesty Kamehameha 
V, his heirs and successors.
ARTICLE 22. The Crown is hereby per-
manently confirmed to His Majesty 
Kamehameha V, and to the heirs of his 
body lawfully begotten, and to their lawful 
descendants in a direct line; failing 
whom, the Crown shall descend to Her 
Royal Highness the Princess Victoria 
Kamamalu Kaahumanu, and the heirs of 
her body lawfully begotten, and their 
descendants in a direct line. The 
succession shall be to the senior male 
child, and to the heirs of his body; failing 
a male child, the succession shall be to 
the senior female child, and to the heirs 
of her body. In case there is no heir as 
above provided, then the successor shall 
be the person to whom the Sovereign shall 
appoint with the consent of the nobles, 
and publicly proclaim as such during the 
King's life,


islature; nor shall any money be drawn 
from the public treasury without such 
consent, except when the sessions of the 
Legislature, the emergencies of war, in-
vasion, rebellion, pestilence, or other 
publics disaster shall arise, and then not 
without the concurrence of all the cabinet 
and of a majority of the whole privy 
council; and the minister of finance shall 
render a detailed account of such expen-
diture to the Legislature.
ARTICLE 16. No retrospective laws shall 
ever be enacted.
ARTICLE 17. The military shall always be 
subject to the laws of the land, and no 
soldier shall, in time of peace, be 
quartered in any house without the con-
sent of the owner, nor in time of war, 
but in a manner prescribed by the Leg-
islature.
ARTICLE 18. Every elector shall be 
privileged from arrest on election days 
during his attendance at election, and in 
going to and returning therefrom, except 
in case of treason, felony, or breach of 
the-peace.
ARTICLE 19. No elector shall be so obliged 
to perform military duty, on the day of 
election, as to prevent his voting, except 
in time of war or public danger. o
ARTICLE 20. The supreme power of the 
Kingdom in its exercise is divided into 
the executive, legislative, and judicial; 
these shall always be preserved distinct, 
and no executive or judicial officers, or 
any contractor or employee of the Gov-
ernment, or any person in the receipt of 
salary or emolument from the Govern-
ment, shall be eligible to election to the 
Legislature of the Hawaiian Kingdom, 
or to hold the position of an elective mem-
ber of the same. And no member of the 
Legislature shall, during the time for 
which he is elected, be appointed to any 
civil office under the Government, except 
that of a member of the Cabinet.
ARTICLE 21. The Government of this 
Kingdom is that of a constitutional mon-
archy, under His Majesty Kalakaua, his 
heirs and successors.
ARTICLE 22. The Crown is hereby per-
manently confirmed to His Majesty 
Kalakaua, and to the heirs of his body 
lawfully begotten, and to their lawful 
descendants in a direct line; failing 
whom the Crown shall descend to Her 
Royal Highness the Princess 
Liliuokalani, and heirs of her body 
lawfully begotten, and their lawful 
descendants in a direct line. The 
succession shall be to the senior male 
child, and to the heirs of his body: fail-
ing a male child, the succession shall be 
to the senior female child, and to the heirs 
of her body. In case there is no heir as 
above provided, the successor shall be the 
person whom the Sovereign shall 
appoint with the consent of the nobles, 
and publicly proclaim during the 
Sovereign's life; but should there be no.

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