London: Printed by Mark Baskett, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty; and by the Assigns of Robert Baskett, 1765. [2- general title page], 579-596 pp, as issued. Stitched, scattered spotting, Good+. Docketed in ink on page 596.
The infamous Quartering Act, specially crafted for the American colonies, because "there may be occasion for marching and quartering of Regiments and Companies of His Majesty's Forces in several Parts of His Majesty's Dominions in America." Rivaling the Stamp Act in alienating colonists' affection for the Mother Country, the Act charged the colonies with the expenses of quartering the British Army in North America, and mandated that troops could be placed in "uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings" without the consent of the property owner. Item #32829