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The sejm of the First Commonwealth. Extraordinary Sejm in Grodno. 1793.
The Sejm was convened on 6 May 1793 by the Constant Council, which was reinstated after the war with Russia and King Stanisław August Poniatowski's accession to the confederation of Targowica in 1792. The pre-sejm Sejmiks (regional assemblies) were held in May and most of them elected unknown persons, whose election was often under duress. The session began on 21 June 1793. The Speaker of the Sejm was elected, as a result of pressure from the Russian Ambassador Severs, Stanislaw
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