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but should there be no such appointment; and 
proclamation, and the throne should become vacant, 
then the Cabinet Council, immediately after the 
occurring of such vacancy, shall cause a meeting of 
the legislative assembly, who shall elect by ballot 
some native Alii of the Kingdom as successor to the 
throne; and the successor so elected shall become a 
new Stirps for a royal family; and the succession 
from the Sovereign thus elected, shall be regulated by 
the same law as the present royal family of Hawaii.
   
Article 23. It shall not be lawful for any member of 
the royal family of Hawaii who may by law succeed 
to the throne, to contract marriage without the 
consent of the reigning sovereign. Every marriage so 
contracted shall be void, and the person so 
contracting a marriage may, by the proclamation of 
the reigning Sovereign be declared to have forfeited 
his or her right to the throne, and after such 
proclamation, the right of succession shall vest in the 
next heir as though such offender were dead.

Article 24. His Majesty Kamehameha V will, and his 
successors upon coming to the throne shall, take the 
following oath: I solemnly swear, in the presence of 
Almighty God, to maintain the constitution of the 
Kingdom whole and inviolate, and to govern in 
conformity therewith. 

Article 25.  No person shall ever sit upon the throne 
who has been convicted of any infamous crime, or 
who is insane or an idiot. 

Article 26.  The King is the commander-in-chief of 
the army and navy, and of all other military forces of 
the Kingdom, by sea and land; and has full power by 
himself, or by any officer or officers he may appoint, 
to train and govern such forces as he may judge best 
for the defense and safety of the Kingdom. But he 
shall never proclaim war without the consent of the 
legislative assembly.

Article 27. The King, by and with the consent of his 
privy council, has the power to grant reprieves and 
pardons, after conviction, for all offenses, except in 
eases of impeachment.

Article 28. The King, by and with the consent of his 
privy council, convenes the legislative assembly at 
the seat of Government or at a different place, if that 
should become dangerous from an enemy or any 
dangerous order; and in case of disagreement 
between His Majesty and the legislative assembly, he 
adjourns, prorogues, or dissolves it, but not beyond 
the next ordinary session; under any great 
emergency, he may convene the legislative assembly 
to extraordinary sessions. 

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such appointment and proclamation, and the throne 
should become vacant, then the Cabinet immediately 
after the occurring of such vacancy shall cause a 
meeting of the Legislature, who shall elect by ballot 
some native Alii of the Kingdom as successor to the 
throne; and the successor so elected shall become a 
new Stirps for a royal family; and the succession from 
the Sovereign thus elected shall be regulated by the 
same law it's the present royal family of Hawaii. 

Article 23. It hall not be lawful for any member of the 
royal family of Hawaii who may by law succeed to 
the throne, to contract marriage without the consent of 
the reigning Sovereign. Every marriage so contracted 
shall be void, and the person so contracting a 
marriage may, be the proclamation of the reigning 
Sovereign, be declared to have forfeited his or her 
right to the throne, and after such proclamation, the 
right of succession shall vest in the next heir as 
though such offender were dead. 

Article 24. His Majesty Kalakaua will, and his 
successors shall, take the following oath: I solemnly 
swear, in the presence of Almighty God, to maintain 
the constitution of the Kingdom whole and inviolate, 
and to govern in conformity therewith. 

Article 25.  No person shall sit upon the throne who 
has been convicted of any infamous crime, or who is 
insane, or an idiot. 

Article 26.  The King is the commander-in-chief of 
the army and navy and of all other military forces of 
the Kingdom, by sea and land. But he shall never 
proclaim war without the consent of the Legislature; 
and no military or naval force shall be organized 
except by the authority of the Legislature. 

Article 27.  The King, by and with the advice of his 
privy council, and with the consent of the Cabinet, 
has the power to grant reprieves and pardons, after 
conviction, for all offenses, except in case of 
impeachment. 

Article 28.  The King convenes the Legislature at the 
seat of Government, or at a different place, if that 
should become insecure from an enemy or any 
dangerous disorder, and prorogues the same; and in 
any great emergency he may, with the advice of the 
privy council, convene the Legislature in 
extraordinary session. 

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