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Instrument of Government of Eesdeheito

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Instrument of Government of Eesdeheito

 

To all Our Well-Beloved Royals, Nobles and Knights, and all Our other Well-Beloved Citizens whatsoever to whom these Presents shall come, Greetings:

 

WHEREAS We have created Our Imperial Subdivision the Kingdom of Eesdeheito to provide for the government of those lands that Our Most Ancient Viking Empire leases from the Royal Crandish Republic under the Mango-Longships Treaty;

 

AND WHEREAS We are desirous of making effectual and permanent provision for the good government of the Kingdom of Eesdeheito;

 

LET IT THEREFORE BE KNOWN that We, Harald Thorstein I the Generous Giver, The Sovereign Viking Emperor, King of Eesdeheito, have thought fit to constitute, order, and declare and by this Our Imperial Instrument constitute, order, and declare, that there shall from this day forth be a Viceroy and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Kingdom of Eesdeheito.

 

BE IT ALSO KNOWN that We by this Our Imperial Instrument decree that appointments to the Office of Viceroy and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Kingdom of Eesdeheito (hereinafter called Our Viceroy) shall be made by Commission under Our Hand and the Great Seal of Our Most Sovereign and Noble Viking Empire, and it is further decreed that:

 

I. We do by this Our Imperial Instrument authorize and command Our Viceroy to do and execute in due manner all things that shall belong to his said command, and to the trust We have reposed in him, according to the several Powers and Authorities granted or appointed him by virtue of this Our Imperial Instrument and in such Commission as may be issued to him under the Great Seal of Our Most Sovereign Viking Empire and under such laws as are or may hereinafter be in force in Eesdeheito.

 

II. And We do by this Our Imperial Instrument authorize and empower Our Viceroy to keep and use the Great Seal of Eesdeheito for sealing all things whatsoever that may be passed under the Great Seal of Eesdeheito.

 

III. And We do further by this Our Imperial Instrument authorize and empower Our Viceroy to make any law he may deem necessary or expedient for the public peace, welfare, and good government of Eesdeheito.

 

IV. And We do further authorize and empower by this Our Imperial instrument Our Viceroy to constitute and appoint in Our Name and on Our Behalf all such Judges, Commissioners, Justices of the Peace, and other necessary Officers and Ministers of Eesdeheito as he may deem necessary or expedient.

 

V. And We do further by this Our Imperial instrument authorize and empower Our Viceroy, so far as We lawfully may, upon sufficient cause to him appearing, to remove from his office, or to suspend from the exercise of the same, any person exercising any office within Eesdeheito, under or by virtue of any Commission or Warrant granted, or which may be granted, by Us in Our Name or under Our Authority.

 

VI. And Whereas it is Our Imperial Will and Pleasure to so enable him, if We think fit, to authorize Our Viceroy to appoint any person or persons, jointly or severally, to be his Deputy or Deputies within any part or parts of Eesdeheito, and in that capacity to exercise, during the pleasure of Our Viceroy, such of the powers, authorities, and functions of Our Viceroy as he may deem it necessary or expedient to assign to such Deputy or Deputies, subject to any limitations or directions from time to time expressed or given by Us; Now We do by this Our Imperial instrument authorize and empower Our Viceroy, subject to such limitations or directions, to appoint any person or persons, jointly or severally, to be his Deputy or Deputies within any part or parts of Eesdeheito, and in that capacity to exercise, during the pleasure of Our Viceroy, such of the Powers, Authorities, and Functions of Our Viceroy as he may deem it necessary or expedient to assign to him or them: Provided always, that the appointment of such a Deputy or Deputies shall not affect the exercise of any such power, authority or function by Our Viceroy.

 

VII. And We do hereby declare Our Imperial Pleasure to be that, in the event of the death, incapacity, removal, or absence of Our Viceroy out of Eesdeheito, all and every the Powers and Authorities herein granted to him shall, until Our further pleasure is signified therein, be vested in whatsoever member of Our Government in Eesdeheito shall be most senior after Our Viceroy. Provided further that whenever and so often as Our Viceroy shall be temporarily absent from Eesdeheito, for a period not exceeding three months, then and in every such case Our Viceroy may continue to exercise all and every the powers vested in him as fully as if he were residing within Eesdeheito, including the power to appoint a Deputy or Deputies as provided in the Sixth Clause of this Our Imperial Instrument.

 

VIII. And do further authorize and empower by this Our Imperial Instrument Our Viceroy, as he shall see occasion, in Our Name and on Our Behalf, when any crime or offence against the laws of Eesdeheito has been committed for which the offender may be tried thereunder, to grant a pardon to any accomplice, in such crime or offence, who shall give such infomation as shall lead to the conviction of the principal offender, or of any one of such offenders if more than one; and further to grant to any offender convicted of any such crime or offence in any Court, or before any Judge, Justice, or Magistrate, administering the laws of Eesdeheito, a pardon, either free or subject to Lawful conditions, or any respite of the execution of the sentence of any such offender, for such a period as to Our Viceroy may seem fit, and to remit any fines, penalties, or forfeitures, which may become due and payable to Us.

 

IX. And We do hereby require and command all Our Officers and Ministers, Civil and Military, and all the other inhabitants of Eesdeheito, to be obedient, aiding, and assisting unto Our Viceroy, or, in the event of his death, incapacity, or absence, to such person or persons as may, from time to time, under the provisions of this Our Imperial Instrument, administer the Government of Eesdeheito.

 

X. And We hereby declare Our Pleasure to be that Our Viceroy for the time being shall, with all due solemnity, cause Our Commission under the Great Seal of Eesdeheito, appointing Our Viceroy for the time being, to be read and published in the presence Our Council of State for Eesdeheito, and that Our Viceroy shall take the Affirmation of Allegiance in the form following: "I, ................. do solemnly affirm that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to His Majesty Árald, King of Eesdeheito and to His Lawful Heirs and Successors"; and likewise he shall take the usual Affirmation for the due execution of the Office of Our Viceroy and Commander-in-Chief in and over Eesdeheito, and for the due impartial administration of justice.

 

XI. And We do by this Our Imperial Instrument authorize and require Our Viceroy from time to time, by himself or any other person to be authorized by him in that behalf, to administer to all and to every person or persons, as he shall think fit, who shall hold any office or place of trust or profit in Eesdeheito, that said Affirmation of Allegiance, together with such other Affirmation or Affirmations as may be from time to time be prescribed by any Laws or Statutes in that behalf made and provided.

 

XII. And whereas great prejudice may happen to Our service and to the security of Eesdeheito by the absence of Our Viceroy, he shall not quit Eesdeheito without having first obtained leave from Us for so doing.

 

XIII. And We do hereby reserve to Ourselves, Our heirs and successors, full Power and Authority to overturn, revoke, alter, or amend any law or act of the Government of Eesdeheito.

 

XIV. And We do hereby reserve to Ourselves, Our Lawful Heirs and Successors, full Power and Authority from time to time to revoke, alter, or amend this Our Imperial Instrument as to Us or them shall seem meet.

 

XV. And We do hereby decree that the Office of Imperial Governor of Eesdeheito shall, upon the coming into effect of this Our Imperial Instrument, be abolished, and that Our Noble Cousin Sir Vali Variarsús, The Earl of Lósálfarey who currently holds the Office of Our Imperial Governor of Eesdeheito shall upon the coming into effect of this Our Imperial Instrument become and be Our Viceroy.

 

XVI. And We do further direct and enjoin that this Our Imperial Instrument shall be read and proclaimed at such place or places within Eesdeheito as Our Viceroy shall think fit.

 

XVII. And We do further declare that this Our Imperial Instrument shall take effect immediatly.

 

So be it!!

 

Given at Our Hall in Haraldsborg, in Our Province of Gulathing, under Our Hand and the Great Seal of Our Most Sovereign and Noble Viking Empire on the Thirty First Day of the Month Sokkvabekk in the Fourth Year of the Second Viking Age.

 

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Harald Torsten I den Givmilde, genom Vikingalagarnas Nåd Enväldig Vikingakejsare av Vikingakejsardömet Stormark, och genom andra Höga Lagars Nåd Kung av Sina andra Riken och Kolonier.

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