Jonathan Trumbull Jr House

Son of Connecticut's Revolutionary War Governor, Jonathan Trumbull Jr became George Washington's military secretary during the American Revolution and it was in this butter-yellow house, in front of its eight fireplaces, that he hosted the great general in March 1781.

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