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Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution 3:§ 18931833
§ 1893. This provision speaks for itself. Its plain object is to secure the perfect enjoyment of that great right of the common law, that a man's house shall be his own castle, privileged against all civil and military intrusion. The billetting of soldiers in time of peace upon the people has been a common resort of arbitrary princes, and is full of inconvenience and peril. In the petition of right (3 Charles I.), it was declared by parliament to be a great grievance.
Story, Joseph. Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States. 3 vols. Boston, 1833.
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