Amendment III

Document 5

Declaration of Independence

4 July 1776Tansill 23--24

--He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies, without the Consent of our legislatures.--He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power. . . . --For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:--For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

The Founders' Constitution
Volume 5, Amendment III, Document 5
The University of Chicago Press

Documents Illustrative of the Formation of the Union of the American States. Edited by Charles C. Tansill. 69th Cong., 1st sess. House Doc. No. 398. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1927.

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