We all know it as the Third Amendment to the Bill of Rights, the desecration of which, having not yet been accomplished, has been no doubt set aside for a special occasion:
According to Wikipedia, it
echoed the English Bill of Rights 1689 which stated the late King James the Second ... did endeavour to subvert and extirpate ... the laws and liberties of this kingdom ... by raising and keeping a standing army within this kingdom in time of peace without consent of Parliament, and quartering soldiers contrary to law.
Nowhere in the Wikipedia article is there mention of American Indians, or the French, or a Treaty, or the Appalachians.
This Amendment was in response to the Crown stationing troops over here to protect the land -- against us. It was an effort to uphold the British side of a treaty (Royal Proclamation of 1763), made with the Indians, that gave them all the land west of the Appalachians. In return for having defeated the French. A treaty which, needless to say, the nascent liebensraum of the Colonies could hardly abide. A treaty which, if it stood a chance, needed to be enforced -- for without soldiers, Americans were sure to settle that land.
Blew my mind.
Don't believe me?
So after the seven-year war the British had a massive debt with few ways to reduce it, so they had to limit expenditure and as the colonists had been the beneficiaries, it was decided:
Therefore those that settled beyond this line were the cause of a lot of problems as not having any money; they just became adept at murdering the Indians in order to take their land. Such people put extra strain and expense onto the British defences and were of course the natural allies of those powerful colonists, such as George Washington who wished to benefit from Indian land speculation.
Thanks as usual to Mr. Corporanon -- who found it in a Canadian history of the United States.
Be seeing you.