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Article 1, Section 8, Clause 12

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

1.Bill of Rights, sec. 6, 2, 16 Dec. 1689
2.Montesquieu, Spirit of Laws, bk. 5, CH. 19, 1748
3.William Blackstone, Commentaries 1:254, 1765
4.James Burgh, Political Disquisitions 2:341--49, 389--91, 399--407, 1774
5.Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, bk. 5, CH. 1, PT. 1, 1776
6.George Washington, Sentiments on a Peace Establishment, 2 May 1783
7.Alexander Hamilton, Continental Congress Report on a Military Peace Establishment, 18 June 1783
8.Richard Henry Lee to James Monroe, 5 Jan. 1784
9.Records of the Federal Convention
10.Federal Farmer, no. 3, 10 Oct. 1787
11.A Democratic Federalist, 17 Oct. 1787
12.Alexander Hamilton, Federalist, no. 8, 44--50, 20 Nov. 1787
13.James Wilson, Pennsylvania Ratifying Convention, 11 Dec. 1787
14.Alexander Hamilton, Federalist, no. 23, 146--51, 18 Dec. 1787
15.Alexander Hamilton, Federalist, no. 24, 152--57, 19 Dec. 1787
16.Alexander Hamilton, Federalist, no. 25, 158--63, 21 Dec. 1787
17.Alexander Hamilton, Federalist, no. 26, 164--71, 22 Dec. 1787
18.Alexander Hamilton, Federalist, no. 28, 176--80, 26 Dec. 1787
19.James Iredell, Marcus, Answers to Mr. Mason's Objections to the New Constitution, 1788
20.Brutus, no. 8, 10 Jan. 1788
21.Brutus, no. 9, 17 Jan. 1788
22.James Madison, Federalist, no. 41, 269--76, 19 Jan. 1788
23.Brutus, no. 10, 24 Jan. 1788
24.Federal Farmer, no. 18, 25 Jan. 1788
25.James Madison, Federalist, no. 46, 320--22, 29 Jan. 1788
26.A [Maryland] Farmer, no. 2, 29 Feb. 1788
27.Debate in Virginia Ratifying Convention, 14 June 1788
28.St. George Tucker, Blackstone's Commentaries 1:App. 272--75, 1803
29.Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution 3:§§ 1174--87, 1833
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