Visit the Conference house in Tottenville at the end of Hylan Blvd. It is one of many historical sites on the island. During the war of independence it was the Billop house and a meeting was held, sponsored by pro-british torries on the island to end the war. I think Ben. Franklin was one of the attendees. The meeting failed, and the war continued until the battle of Yorktown, near Williamsburg, VA.
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