At his headquarters on Manhattan Island, New York, Sir Henry Clinton thought about General Sir John Burgoyne’s predicament. On October 3rd, Clinton embarked 3000 troops on sixty transports and sailed up river, escorted by the vessels of Commodore Hotham’s squadron. Sir Henry Clinton reached Veerplanck’s Point on October 5th, where, in order to make a feint at Peekskill, he landed some of his troops. Forty miles to the north, at Esopus (the modern Kingston), Governor George Clinton learned of Sir Henry Clinton’s progress. Sir Henry Clinton had pierced the Highlands barrier on the day of Burgoyne’s second defeat, but he was still 100 miles south of Albany. Following Major Logan’s retreat, Governor Clinton despatched Colonels Brown and McLaghey, with 200 men, to halt Colonel Campbell’s column at the deep Hell Hole ravine. Clinton evacuated the Highlands and returned to New York on October 26th.