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Tappan in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This House was Occupied by General George Washington

 
 
General George Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
1. General George Washington Marker
Inscription.
This House was occupied by General George Washington as Army Headquarters on four occasions during the Revolutionary War.

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Here the General in 1780, after reviewing the evidence in the case of Major John Andre, Adjunct General of the British Army, approved the report of a Board of General Officers condemning Andre to suffer death as a spy.

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Here, on the conclusion of peace in 1783, the British Commander-in-Chief, General Sir Guy Charleton, was “sumptuously” entertained by Washington. When they met plan the orderly evacuation of New York City by His Majesty’s forces.

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The house was built in the year 1700 by Daniel De Clark, leader of the Tappan patentees, who bought all this part of the country from the native Indians in 1682.

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The place passed into the possession of John De Wint, a wealthy planter from the West Indies, in 1746, and was known as the “De Wint Mansion” when the Father of our Country sojourned beneath its roof.

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This Historic Site was purchased by members of the Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York, and set apart as a permanent Masonic shrine dedicated to the memory of George Washington in the 200th year after his birth,
Markers near the De Wint House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
2. Markers near the De Wint House
This marker is one of three on a rock in front of the De Wint House.
A.D. 1932.

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Tablet erected in the Bicentennial year by the Rockland County Society.

 
Erected 1932 by Rockland County Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the George Washington Slept Here marker series.
 
Location. 41° 1.183′ N, 73° 56.751′ W. Marker is in Tappan, New York, in Rockland County. Marker can be reached from Livingston Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at the George Washington Masonic Historic Site, in front of the De Wint House. Marker is in this post office area: Tappan NY 10983, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. De Wint House (here, next to this marker); Washington and Carleton Meeting (here, next to this marker); Washington’s Flag (here, next to this marker); Grave Markers from Slave Burial Grounds (within shouting distance of this marker); Mill Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Salix Babylonica - Weeping Willow (within shouting distance of this marker); DeWint House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named De Wint House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappan.
 
Also see . . .
George Washington Masonic Historic Site Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
3. George Washington Masonic Historic Site Markers
The marker tells of the four times George Washington stayed in the De Wint House.

1. The DeWint House. (Submitted on April 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Death of John Andre. Spy Letters of the American Revolution. (Submitted on April 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
The De Wint House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
4. The De Wint House
The George Washington Masonic Historic Site preserves the De Wint House, which served as Gen. Washington's headquarters four different times.
De Wint House North Room image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
5. De Wint House North Room
In this room, Gen. Washington signed the death warrant of Maj. John Andre, after the British officer was convicted spying.
De Wint House South Room image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
6. De Wint House South Room
George Washington slept in this room during his stays at the De Wint House.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,248 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 24, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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