Kant: AA XII, Briefwechsel 1797 , Seite 199




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  01 sent by the council to England, and were submitted, usually by the English      
  02 privy council, to the attorney and solicitor general; and from thence they      
  03 were returned to the council of Ireland, from whence they where sent to the      
  04 commons, if they originated there, (if not, to the lords,) and after three readings      
  05 they were sent up to the house of lords, where they went through the same      
  06 stages; and then the lord lieutenant gave the royal assent in the same form      
  07 which is observed in Great Britain."      
  08 "In all these stages in England & Ireland, it is to be remembered, that      
  09 any bill was liable to be rejected, amended, or altered; but that when they had passed      
  10 the great seal of England, no alteration could be made by the Irish parliament."      
  11 "At present, by the chief baron Yelverston's law, it is not necessary for      
  12 the council to certify a bill under the great seal of Ireland, as a reason for      
  13 summoning a parliament, but it is ordered to be convoked by proclamation      
  14 from the crown, as it is summoned in England."      
  15 "Touching bills, they now originate in either house, and go from the one      
  16 to the other, as in England; after which, they are deposited in the lord's office,      
  17 when the clerk of the crown takes a copy of them, and this parchment is      
  18 attested to be a true copy, by the great seal of Ireland on the left side of the      
  19 instrument. Thus they are sent to England by the Irish council, and if they      
  20 are approved of by the King, this transmiss, or copy, comes back with the      
  21 great seal of England on the right side, with a commission to the lord lieutenant      
  22 (representative of the king in Ireland) to give the royal assent. All bills, except      
  23 money bills, remain in the lord's office, but bills of supply are sent back      
  24 to the house of commons to be presented by the speaker (president) at      
  25 the bar of the lord's for the royal assent. Hence it is manifest, that no alteration      
  26 can now be made in bills, except in parliament, as the record, or original      
  27 roll, remains in the lord's office till it obtains the royal assent."      
  28 "Of the rejection of bills, or not returning them from England, it is said      
  29 there are very few instances of such a refusal by the crown since 1782; though,      
  30 doubtless, the royal negative in both kingdoms is as clear a privilege as      
  31 any other prerogative." 1. Vol. p. 57.      
  33 Von Iacob Sigismund Beck.      
  34 Halle den 9ten September 1797.      
  35 Hochachtungswürdiger Mann,      
  36 In Ihrem Briefe an Herrn Prof. Tieftrunk, den er die Güte gehabt,      
  37 mir mitzutheilen, schreiben Sie, daß es Ihnen nicht nöthig zu      
  38 seyn dünke, andere mit den Mishelligkeiten bekannt zu machen, welche      
  39 zwischen meiner Darstellung der critischen Philosophie und dieser selbst      

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