Answer: colonists had to provide housing, candles, bedding, and water to the
British troops
Quartering Act
The last act passed was the Quartering Act of 1774 which applied not just to Massachusetts but to all the American colonies and was only slightly different than the 1765 act. This new act allowed royal governors rather than colonial legislatures to find homes and buildings to quarter or house British soldiers.
Quartering Act (1765) in American colonial history the British parliamentary provision (actually an amendment to the annual Mutiny Act ) requiring colonial authorities to provide food drink quarters fuel and transportation to British forces stationed in their towns or villages. Resentment over this practice is reflected in the Third Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which forbids it in peacetime.
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The Quartering Act. May 15 1765. WHEREAS in and by and act made in the present session of parliament intituled An act for punishing mutiny and desertion and for the better payment of the army and their quarters; several regulations are made and enacted for the better government of the army and their observing strict discipline and for providing quarters for the army and carriages on marches and other necessary occasions and inflicting penalties on offenders against the same act and ...
Quartering Act. WHEREAS doubts have been entertained whether troops can be quartered otherwise than in barracks in case barracks have been provided sufficient for the quartering of all the officers and soldiers within any town township city district or place within his Majesty's dominions in North America: And whereas it may frequently happen from the situation of such barracks that if troops should be quartered t...