Declaration of Independence4 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:
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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