The Confederated Sejm in Warsaw. 1776.
The Sejm was called in May, and the pre-Sejm local diets debated through July 1776. The Sejm opened proceedings on 26 August 1776. Andrzej Mokronowski and Andrzej Ogiński were elected Marshals. The Sejm was held under rules of confederation, forcing the Deputies to support the rules or be barred from participation. About 100 deputies were thus disqualified. The Sejm assented to the approval by the king, with appropriate adjustments, of the territorial border conventions resulting from the first partition of Poland. It laid down the ordinance for the Sejm tribunals as being competent to judge the members of the Permanent Council. The Permanent Council was granted the right to interpret the statutes and to suspend public officials. The king’s right to nominate military officers and to command four royal guard regiments was reinstated. The Sejm dissolved its session on 13 October 1776.
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