A new foundation had to be laid on which a new system of legality might be reared.
It was of dubious legality.
The marriage took place at Baltimore on the 24th of December 1803, but it was greatly disliked by Napoleon, who refused to recognize its legality.
The treaty was declared invalid by the German king, Ferdinand I.; but the elector insisted on its legality, and in 1545 strengthened his position by arranging a double marriage between members of his own family and that of Duke Frederick.
His decision was carefully worded and focused on the legality of forcible deportation.