1782: 22 George 3 c.26: An Act for providing Quarters for certain Foreign Troops, lately employed in his Majesty’s Service in the Defence of the Island of Minorca, and expected to arrive soon in this Kingdom, for a limited Time.
WHEREAS certain Foreign Troops, lately employed in his Majesty’s Service in the Defence of the Island of Minorca, are expected to arrive soon in this Kingdom, and it is necessary Quarters should be provided for such Troops during their Stay in Great Britain;’ be it enacted by the King’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same,
[Certain Foreign Troops, lately employed in the Defence of Minorca, to be quartered here as British Troops.]
That the said Foreign Troops shall and may, during their Continuance here, be quartered, and be received and provided for in Quarters, in the same Manner, to all Intents and Purposes, as the British Troops now are; and that the billetting, quartering, receiving, and providing for, such Foreign Troops, in the Manner aforesaid, shall be deemed and taken to have been, and to be legal, valid, and effectual, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever.
[Continuance of this Act.]
II. Provided always, and be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That this Act shall continue fn Force for six Months from the Time of the Arrival of such Troops, and thence till twenty Days after the Commencement of the next Session of Parliament, and no longer.
Source: Ruffhead, Statutes at Large, Vol. 14.