Author: Ebenezer Hazard


The Journal of Ebenezer Hazard in Virginia (1777)

In this excerpt from his journal, dated from May 22 until December 17, 1777, Ebenezer Hazard, of Philadelphia, describes his travels through Virginia. A merchant and New York postmaster, Hazard had been appointed by Postmaster General Richard Bache to survey the postal route from Philadelphia to Savannah, Georgia. Hazard later served as U.S. postmaster general (1782–1789).