On 6 February, France signed a treaty of aid with the United States. Thereafter, it sent its fleet to the North American continent. On 18 June, the British evacuated Philadelphia as a consequence.
Richert, Lucas Paul. "U.S.-France Treaty". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2009
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