Alexander Hamilton had a greater interest in Florida and spoke of it more often than any other prominent American of his period. While still living in the West Indies, he worked for Beckman and Cruger at Christiansed, and during a part of that time he was in charge of their commercial activities. Whenever he looked at a map of North America, which he often did in the course of his activities, he saw first of all the peninsula of Florida pointing out toward his homeland. Throughout his life Hamilton was aware of the importance of Florida in the future of the United States.
Lycan, Gilbert L.
"Alexander Hamilton's Florida Policy,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 50:
2, Article 5.
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