Bristo, Billeting the Army in Time of War
Addressed to Mr. Lamnbert of Princes Street who kept awharehouse there. For many years Parliament was adverse to building barracks in England, as possible placed for organising mutiny, but particularly during the Napoleonic wars and after it was feared lodging soldiers in private would cause civilian resentment and possibly induce soldiers to join agitator movements of the time, so large scal building of barracks date from the 1790's. In peacetime compulsory billeting in private houses had been forbidden since the 1690's but continued at inns and lodging houses. THese places were required to provide lodging only, not food and received a daily rate.
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