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bles throughout the fourteen proVinces, into which Egypt is dividulDeputations from each of these provinces were to form a general. council, or divan, for the government of the nation at the Capitol, v*G.rand Cairo. Each disputation was to consist of three men of the law, three merchants, and three sheicks, or chiefs, of Arabs. The French generals, Commanding the different Provinces, had it in charge to' choose the persons who should form the assemblies of notables, in the particular provinces, out of those Persons who had most influence with the people, and were the most distinguished for their knowledge, their talents, and the manner in which they had received the French: They were charged to take special care not to name any Persons for notables, who had declared against the French: but to take a note of their mannes, and transmit them to the general-in-chief, A registeroffice was estubiished for titles to eftates, and other deeds that might be produced as evidence. The members of the divari allowed liberal salaries, and every measure was taken that might tend to reconcile

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