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Amendment IV

Document 9

Virginia Declaration of Rights, sec. 10

12 June 1776

10. That general warrants, whereby any officer or messenger may be commanded to search suspected places without evidence of a fact committed, or to seize any person or persons not named, or whose offence is not particularly described and supported by evidence, are grievous and oppressive, and ought not to be granted.

The Founders' Constitution
Volume 5, Amendment IV, Document 9
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