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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of east-central New Jersey on Raritan Bay opposite Staten Island. It was settled in the late 17th century and is today an industrial center and port of entry. The city was a summer resort during the first half of the 19th century. Population: 48,600.

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  • On the afternoon of September 11, a barge manned by redcoats met them at Perth Amboy and ferried them across Raritan Bay to the tip of Staten Island.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

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