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Declaration of Independence Robert Sheridan FawCawnahs Thanks, Sipoet.

Would this be correct? There is today a Rose and Crown in New Dorp? There is a plaque there marking the reading of the D of I?

Presumably the original R&C is long gone.

About "the reading."

At first I thought it meant the Declaration was read out loud to the population there, to gather support for the coming Revolution.

But Lord Howe was a British general. His brother was also a Tory, no doubt, as was most of StatNisland.

Hell, we were slave owners and traders in the 17th C.

So I doubt the Declaration was read aloud to an admiring population by the likes of them. My guess is that they read it there to themselves and said "This means war."

What do you think?


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