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The Revolution Might Have Ended on 11 Sept 1776 on Staten Island


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George Washington had just been defeated in what would turn out to be the largest battle of the Revolution on Long Island and is in retreat. On 11 Sept 1776, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams met with Admiral Howe to discuss the possibility of peace between the colonists and the Crown. What if . . .

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The Revolution Might Have Ended on 11 Sept 1776 on Staten Island

  1. 1. Could the Revolution Have Ended in 1776?
  2. 2. Travel back in time to Staten Island, New York on 11 September 1776 A.D. The day Benjamin Franklin and John Adams meet Admiral Lord Howe to discuss the possibility of peace between Britain & the Colonies. There is the slight complication that a few years previously, Benjamin Franklin had left the sister of Admiral Howe with child while visiting England.
  3. 3. “They met, they talked, they parted. And now nothing remains but to fight it out.” — British report after the Staten Island Peace Conference 11 September 1776
  4. 4. For his 24-hour bubble in time, Doc arrives prior to the meeting. According to history, neither Admiral Howe nor Franklin and Adams, have any real authority from their respective governments to negotiate. Doc’s Mission: Nine Eleven
  5. 5. Doc quickly learns that is not the case. Doc’s Mission: Nine Eleven
  6. 6. George Washington has just been defeated on Long Island, and his army is being threatened across the Hudson on York (Manhattan) Island.
  7. 7. What if a peace is negotiated? And the Revolution ends in 1776 with the colonies still part of England?
  8. 8. As the peace conference gets underway, Doc must decide how to stop the negotiations and keep our history intact But at what cost?
  9. 9. What of the legend of a ghost in Billopp House, where the meeting was held, on the southwestern corner of Staten Island? The ghost of a servant girl killed by the owner who believed she betrayed him to the Colonists?
  10. 10. Complicating matters, Thyia, granddaughter of Pandora is present; what trouble does she bring?
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