X.8 Continuation of the same subject
Thus, when a republic holds some people in its dependency, it must seek to compensate for the disadvantages that arise from the nature of the thing by giving them a good political law and good civil laws.
An Italian republic was keeping islanders in its obeisance, but its political and civil law with respect to them was flawed. We remember the act of amnesty  that prescribes that they would no longer be sentenced to corporal punishments ex informata conscientia of the governor. We have often seen peoples ask for privileges ; here the sovereign grants the law of all nations.