Perth Amboy is in the eastern-central part of the state of New Jersey and a city and port of entry to Middlesex County and is in the mouth of Raritan River along the Raritan Bay and is on the southern end of Arthur Kill channel. The area where the present-day Perth Amboy was settled in the latter part of the 17th century and was the capital of the colony in East Jersey from 1686 to 1702. When the East and West Jersey were united to form the province of New Jersey, it served along with Burlington in 1738 to 1790 to become the other provincial capital. Perth Amboy was occupied by the British forces during the American Revolution and was, later on, evacuated the site when General George Washington seized the northern part of New Jersey.
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