(See part II here)
From there I headed to the southernmost tip of Staten Island, New York City and New York State. Here, on the grounds of The Conference House on September 11, 1776, the Staten Island Peace Conference was held. On that date, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge rowed over from Perth Amboy in New Jersey and met with Lord Howe, the commander of the British forces in America, to end the currently ongoing conflict of the American Revolution. The meeting lasted for three hours and ended with the Americans politely declining Howe's offer, leading to another seven years of conflict.
And finally - for no good reason whatsoever except that they were there ...
(This would be a good time to remind you to click on the image to see them at full size.)
And here are all of the pictures from today's excursion in an easy to digest form - with music! And as always, your comments are accepted, appreciated, and highly sought after. (In other words - please talk to me!)