Sunday, April 8, 2012

Quartering Act of 1774 - The 4th Intolerable Act

“...the persons who now are, or may be hereafter, authorized by law, in any of the provinces within his Majesty's dominions in North America...are hereby respectively authorized, empowered, and directed, on the requisition of the officer, who, for the time being, has the command of his Majesty's forces in North America, to cause any officers or soldiers in his Majesty's service to be quartered and billeted in such manner as is now directed by law, where no barracks are provided by the colonies...that if it should happen at any time that any officers or soldiers in his Majesty's service shall remain within any of the said colonies without quarters for the space of twenty-four hours after such quarters shall have been demanded, it shall and may be lawful for the governor of the province to order and direct such and so many uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings, as he shall think necessary to be taken...for the reception of such officers and soldiers...” 

George III, June 2, 1774

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