It goes back a bit farther.

We twayne are one to many (quoth I) for men saie, Three maie keepe a counsell, if two be awaie.
[1546 J. Heywood Dialogue of Proverbs ii. v. G4V]

Is your man secret? Did you ne’er hear say Two may keep counsel, putting one away?
[c 1595 Shakespeare Romeo & Juliet ii. iv. 190]

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
[1735 B. Franklin Poor Richard’s Almanack (July)]

And there are two more for my collection of quotes and sayings. Thank you sir for your excellent comic.

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