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Perth Amboy

[am-boi] /ˈæm bɔɪ/
noun
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a seaport in E New Jersey.
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Encyclopedia Article for Perth Amboy

city and port of entry, Middlesex county, east-central New Jersey, U.S. It lies at the mouth of the Raritan River, on Raritan Bay, at the southern end of Arthur Kill (channel), there bridged to Tottenville, Staten Island, New York City. Settled in the late 17th century, it was the capital of the East Jersey colony from 1686 to 1702, and, after East and West Jersey were united to form New Jersey province, it served with Burlington from about 1738 to 1790 as the alternate provincial capital. The last royal governor of the colony was Benjamin Franklin's son William. During the American Revolution, Perth Amboy was occupied by the British (1776-77) who later evacuated it when General George Washington seized northern New Jersey.

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