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According to Morris's Memorial History of Staten Island, written by Ira K. Morris:

"Sir William Howe and his generals read the Declaration of Independence in the old Rose and Crown farm-house, at New Dorp." [The Rose and Crown was apparently an inn of some kind.]

According to Morris, "Lord Howe arrived at Staten Island on the 12th of July, 1776, six days after his brother, Sir William, had read the Declaration. Cannons boomed, bands played and there was every other mark of honor shown the distinguished officer at New Dorp. He at once became his brother's guest at the Rose and Crown. It was there that he, too, read the full text of the famous document."

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