General George Washington
with his aides
slept in this house many nights
while making Peekskill
their headquarters in 1776, 1777 & 1778.
It was the house of
Pierre Van Cortlandt,
member of Colonial Assembly,
member of the 2nd., 3rd., and 4th.
President of the Committee
of Public Safety,
a framer of the State Constitution,
First Lieut. Governor
of the State of New York,
Col. Of Manor of Cortlandt Regiment.
The Daughters of the Revolution
of the State of New York
January 19, 1904.