America stripped for bed and we had not all yet closed our eyes
I believe since he mentioned Paul Revere In The previous line he must be talking about the Quartering Act Of 1773 in this line, which allowed troops to take over peoples houses and use them as hotels during times of war. This was passed and approved by the Government who controlled the colonies at the time which was the British Government.
Paul revere sparked up the Revolutionary war around 1774, and the Quartering Act of 1773 lasted until 1776.
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