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Mr. Hazard presents his Compliments to his Excellency The Vice President of the United States, and respectfully solicits the honor of his Patronage for the Work mentioned in the enclosed Proposals: and if his Excellency has any Papers which he thinks proper to be inserted in the Collection, Mr. Hazard will esteem it a singular Favor to be indulged with the Use of them. MHi : Adams Papers.
New York, August 1, 1786. Requests Hamilton’s opinion on questions concerning a government contract for carrying the mail. LS Copy , Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives. Hazard was Postmaster General of the United States. This letter was enclosed in a letter Hazard sent to Nathaniel Gorham, September 25, 1786.
ALS : American Philosophical Society We have no News here, except that the last Phila. Post brought Advice that the Roebuck of 44 Guns was on Shore on the East Bank of Brandywine, and that eight Row Gallies, the Province Ship and Reprisal were gone down to take her. The Phila. Post is not arrived today, and we are not yet informed whether they have been successful. Mr. Measum writes me that...
AL : American Philosophical Society Mr. Hazard’s Compliments to Doctor Franklin. He will watch the Sloops from Albany, and forward the Doctor’s Bedding by the first Stage after it comes to Hand. Addressed: Dr. Franklin. BF left that morning for Philadelphia; see the note on his letter to Carroll and Chase above, May 27. We assume that he asked the New York postmaster to look out for his...
Mr Hazard presents most respectful Compliments to his Excellency General Washington, and begs Leave to inform him that he has received a Letter from Boston this Evening, dated the 20th Inst. from which the following is extracted. On the 18th Inst. arrived at Portsmouth an armed Vessel, of 14 Guns, from France. Her Cargo consists of Twelve Thousand Stands of Arms, one thousand Barrels of...
The Secretary of Congress transmitted me a Copy of the enclosed Resolution, which I received with singular Pleasure as an Act of Justice due to your Excellency, and at the same Time relieving me, as I had desired, from the very disagreeable Situation with Respect to your Excellency’s Letters to which I was reduced by the Ordinance for regulating the Post Office of the United States. The...
Letter not found: from Ebenezer Hazard, 21 Dec. 1784. On 5 Jan. 1785 GW wrote to Hazard: “A few days ago I was favored with your Letter of the 21st ulto.” GW’s letter is printed in GW to Jeremy Belknap, 5 Jan. 1785, n.1 .
By sending the enclosed under Cover to me, our good Friend Dr Gordon has given me another Opportunity of testifying my Respect for your Excellency, without unnecessarily diverting your Attention from more important Objects. It came to hand yesterday from Boston, where Mr John Adams has at length arrived after a Passage of ten Weeks. The Attention of Politicians here is wholly engrossed by the...
Some short Time since Col. Morgan, of Princeton, left with me a Parcel for your Excellency, with a Request that I would forward it at any Time when we happened to have a small Mail; I have now the Honor to transmit it, with Assurances of the warmest Attachment of Your Excellency’s most obedient humble Servant ALS , DLC:GW . GW wrote Hazard from Mount Vernon on 22 July: “Sir, The letters with...
It is really with Reluctance that I add my name to the List of those who are Candidates for Offices, and by their Importunity encrease the weight of your Burthens: nor did I intend to do it: for, enjoying already the Office of Postmaster General, and conscious of no Cause of Removal, I thought it unnecessary; but having been lately informed that I have a Competitor, and fearing lest your...
Letter not found: from Ebenezer Hazard, 27 June 1789. On 3 July GW wrote to Hazard : “Your letter of the 27th of June, together with the amount of receipts . . . were duly handed to me.”
Letter not found: from Ebenezer Hazard, 15 July 1789. On 17 July GW wrote to Hazard : “I have received your letter of the 15th Instant.”
Letter not found: from Ebenezer Hazard, 21 Sept. 1789. In a letter to Jeremy Belknap, 27 Sept. 1789, Hazard stated that he had written to GW on this date. Hazard copied a long extract of his letter to GW of this date into his letter to Belknap. The extract is printed in note 1 to GW to Hazard, 17 July 1789 .
On Saturday Evening I received a Package from London, containing among other Things some Pictures of our Friend Doctor Gordon, and the Correspondence between Messrs Wyvill and Pitt, one of each of which the Dr directs me to hand to your Excellency. I have the Honor to send them herewith, and remain, Your Excellency’s Most obedient & very hume Servt DLC : Papers of George Washington.
I have received Information by Letters from Philadelphia that another of our Mails has fallen into the Hands of the Enemy; this is a distressing addition to our late misfortunes of that Kind, though from the Circumstance of your Excellency’s having recommended the Road through the Clove as the most eligible, and the universally good Character of the Rider, there can be no Suspicion of either...
Will your Excellency favor me with your Opinion of Kakiat as a Place of Safety? Could the Mails remain safely there one Night in each Week, they might be carried from hence to Boston in five Days less Time than is necessary upon the present Establishment. I have the Honor to be, very respectfully, Your Excellency’s most obedient humble Servant DLC : Papers of George Washington.
By Letters from Col. Pickering, Mr Loudon, and Mr Alvey, I find that various Difficulties are of late started respecting the Dragoons who carry, and escort the Mail between Morris Town and Fishkill: Col. Pickering wishes me to furnish them with Forage on the Road; and your Excellency will observe from the enclosed, that it is now proposed that they shall not carry, but merely escort the Mail....
I am favored with your Excellency’s Letter of the 24th ulto and have directed "that the Mail, in future, be sent by Morris Town, from thence by the most direct Road to Colonel Seward’s, then through Warwick and Chester to Newburg," which your Excellency desired might be done. Respect for your Excellency, and the Justice due to myself oblige me to add, that as the above Route has not been...
As the Collection, mentioned in the Proposals annexed, is a Matter of Importance to the Colonies in general, and may answer valuable Purposes, I flatter myself you will think it not unworthy of your Patronage;-and therefore take the Liberty of soliciting your kind Assistance by favouring me with the Use of such suitable Papers, relating to your Colony, as it may be convenient for you to...
Your very obliging Letter of 30th. April did not come to hand before a few Days ago, or it should have been answered sooner. I am happy that you coincide with me in Sentiment respecting the Utility of my Undertaking, and, judging of the whole from the Materials I am already possessed of, I cannot help thinking the Collection will be vastly more important than I at first imagined. The polite...
I do myself the Honor of transmitting to your Excellency the enclosed Copy of a Letter from Ebenezer Hazard. You will observe by the Journals of Congress under the 20th of July 1778, Encouragement given to this Gentleman to collect Materials for a History, and a Recommendation to the several States to aid and assist him in such Collection. If any of the Manuscripts &c. to which his Letter...
New York, 20 Feb. 1790 . Presumes on former acquaintance and friendship shown him in collection of state papers to solicit office of chief clerk in department of state. From former services as head of post office and “my Attachment to our present Constitution of Government,” expected to be continued in office, and, if he is not misled, “this was generally expected throughout the Union. But...
Mr. Hazard presents his respectful Compliments to Mr. Jefferson. It has occurred to him that if Mr. Jefferson would favor him with a Line or two recommendatory of his Undertaking, which he might be permitted to publish, it would expedite the printing of his Collection of State Papers, and render the public Appearance of that work less problematical than it will otherwise be, as the Sanction of...
Some Years ago Edmund Randolph Esqr. lent me some volumes of public Records , with which I understood your Excellency had some Connection. I afterwards returned them; & as I thought, the whole of them; but, upon removing my Books into another Apartment lately, I have been surprized by finding myself still in possession of a volume of Records of Escheats. Major Rodgers has been so obliging as...