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Document 5

Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776, Declaration of Rights, art. 13

Thorpe 5:3083

XIII. That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the state; and as standing armies in the time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; And that the military should be kept under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.


The Founders' Constitution
Volume 5, Amendment II, Document 5
http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/documents/amendIIs5.html
The University of Chicago Press

Thorpe, Francis Newton, ed. The Federal and State Constitutions, Colonial Charters, and Other Organic Laws of the States, Territories, and Colonies Now or Heretofore Forming the United States of America. 7 vols. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1909.

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