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Where

This historic house in Fishkill, New York was built by John Brinckerhoff. The Brinckerhoff’s moved from Long Island to Dutchess County and settled on a large piece of land bought from Madam Brett. In 1738, John Brinckerhoff built this house near the confluence of Sprout and Fishkill Creek. During the Revolution, George Washington occasionally visited the house, where on one visit, Brinckerhoff asked Washington to divulge secret military information. Washington asked Brinckerhoff if he could keep a secret, which Brinckerhoff quickly assured, so in response Washington told him “so can I.”

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