|Hazard, Ebenezer, 1744-1817
|Ebenezer Hazard papers, 1766-1813
|The Ebenezer Hazard Collection contains a range of documents relating to the early history and establishment of the postal service in the new American nation. Ebenezer Hazard was a New Yorker who served as a deputy postmaster general during the American Revolution and early republic.Included in the collection are two letters from Benjamin Franklin, one appointing him to the post and another advising him to quickly establish a post to Albany. There are a series of military passes issued to Hazard, lending insight into how the postal service operated during the war years. Other correspondents include Thomas Jefferson, who wrote a letter to Hazard in 1775 endorsing a proposed public papers project, and George Washington, who corresponded with Hazard as General of the Army during the war and as President.
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|American Revolution | Government Affairs | Military History
|Institutional Records | Military Records | Official Government Documents and Records | Political Correspondence
|Postal service -- United States.