Damian hung up and looked at his executive officer and sparring partner.
In all classes the executive officer is a mayor elected for four years and ineligible to succeed himself.
The executive officer is the Amin, a kind of mayor, elected from some influential family in which the dignity is often in practice hereditary.
He appoints numerous officers with the concurrence of the Senate, has the usual power of vetoing legislative bills, and has authority to inspect the records of officers, or to employ accountants to do so, and to suspend, during a recess of the General Assembly, any executive officer at the seat of government except the lieutenant-governor; he must, however, report to the General Assembly at its next session the cause of any suspension and that body determines whether the suspended officer shall be restored or removed.
He was made adjutant-general to Colonel Mason, military governor, and as such was executive officer in the administration of 'local government till peace came in the autumn of 1848 and the province was ceded to the United States.