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The British in Philadelphia

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On September 26, the British proudly marched into Philadelphia.

In anticipation of their arrival, the capital was abandoned by the Patriots and many in the business community.

Things were in turmoil until the forts held by the Patriots were taken by the British and a steady supply of food and equipment flowed into the city.

They were ready to fully settle in for a warm, cozy, and party-filled winter.

When the French Alliance was announced, the occupying British feared an attack from the French armada and quickly abandoned the city, leaving the Tories unprotected and frightened.

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