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Read the next statute,β€”or is that all of them?β€œLaw

No decree either of the Council or of the Assembly shall have superior authority to a statute.”

Put it down.β€”I take it, gentlemen, that a very short and easy argument will serve me to prove that this statute has been violated in the drafting of the decree. When there are so many statutes, and when a man makes a motion that contravenes every one of them, and incorporates a private transaction in a decree, how can anyone deny that he is claiming for his decree authority superior to that of a statute?

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