Kingston, New York

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Kingston, New York

KINGSTON, NEW YORK. In a sequel to Clinton's Expedition, General Sir John Vaughan sailed up the Hudson after the British captured Forts Clinton and Montgomery and on 16 October 1777 burned the town of Kingston. He encountered no resistance and inflicted no casualties. This action caused concern in patriot circles that British forces under General Sir Henry Clinton might advance on Albany, but Vaughan's pilots refused to take their ships farther up the river.

SEE ALSO Clinton's Expedition.

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