[COPY] Report on the Petition of Stephen Moore

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
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Date June 3, 1790
Author Name Tench Coxe (primary) Location: Treasury Department
Recipient Name [not available]
Summary Refers to a petition by congressman Stephen Moore of North Carolina referred to Secretary of Treasury regarding land at West Point New York, where Moore owns some property. Cites the strategic value of West Point location on Hudson River; can be defended against a maritime power. Listed reasons to purchase land by government and permanently establishing military post at West Point for defensibility and as a communication post.
Document Format Copy of Signed Document
Document Notes Report given to House of Representatives
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; Tench Cox; Stephen Moore; Secretary of Treasury; constructor; public; ;
Related Places Treasury Department; North Carolina; West Point; New York; Hudson; river; land; property; fortification; battery; Sandy Hook; ;
Keywords petition; copy; vessel; ;
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