Ebenezer Hazard

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Ebenezer Hazard (January 15, 1744 – June 13, 1817) was an American businessman and publisher.wikipedia
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Postmaster of New York City

He served in a variety of political posts during and after the American Revolutionary War: as Postmaster of New York City; in 1776 as surveyor general of the Continental Post Office; United States Postmaster General where he served from 1782 to 1789.

United States Postmaster General

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He served in a variety of political posts during and after the American Revolutionary War: as Postmaster of New York City; in 1776 as surveyor general of the Continental Post Office; United States Postmaster General where he served from 1782 to 1789.

Johannes Megapolensis

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In 1792 he published the first English translation of A Short Account of the Mohawk Indians, their Country, Language, Figure, Costume, Religion, and Government (1644), compiled from letters written by Dutch minister Johannes Megapolensis to friends about his years of ministry near present-day Albany, New York. Long interested in history, in 1792 he printed the first English translation of Johannes Megapolensis' A Short Account of the Mohawk Indians, their Country, Language, Figure, Costume, Religion, and Government, first published in the Netherlands in 1644.
The first English translation by Ebenezer Hazard was printed by him in 1792 in Philadelphia, with a revised translation by Brodhead in 1857.

Insurance Company of North America

He helped to establish the Insurance Company of North America in that city.
He did so in part to seek a commission from President George Washington as superintendent of construction for the new federal city then being built along the Potomac River (an amateur architect, Blodget would later design the First Bank of the United States building in Philadelphia ), but also to collaborate on a business venture with former U.S. Postmaster General Ebenezer Hazard, who owned a counting house in the city.

Samuel Osgood

As soon as Washington could take action, he had Hazard replaced by Samuel Osgood.
When a new U.S. government was installed in 1789, President Washington appointed Osgood the first Postmaster General under the new U.S. Constitution, replacing Ebenezer Hazard who was commissioned postmaster of the city of New York by the Continental Congress.

Richard Bache

In 1782 Hazard succeeded Richard Bache as the United States Postmaster General, serving until 1789.

Mohawk people

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In 1792 he published the first English translation of A Short Account of the Mohawk Indians, their Country, Language, Figure, Costume, Religion, and Government (1644), compiled from letters written by Dutch minister Johannes Megapolensis to friends about his years of ministry near present-day Albany, New York. Long interested in history, in 1792 he printed the first English translation of Johannes Megapolensis' A Short Account of the Mohawk Indians, their Country, Language, Figure, Costume, Religion, and Government, first published in the Netherlands in 1644.

Albany, New York

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In 1792 he published the first English translation of A Short Account of the Mohawk Indians, their Country, Language, Figure, Costume, Religion, and Government (1644), compiled from letters written by Dutch minister Johannes Megapolensis to friends about his years of ministry near present-day Albany, New York.

Princeton University

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Hazard was born in Philadelphia and educated at Princeton University.

Continental Congress

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He was appointed first postmaster of the city under the Continental Congress.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1781.

George Washington

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Hazard did not keep President George Washington's favor, however; because during the Constitutional Convention, he had put a stop to the customary practice by which newspaper publishers were allowed to distribute copies by mail.

Constitutional Convention (United States)

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Hazard did not keep President George Washington's favor, however; because during the Constitutional Convention, he had put a stop to the customary practice by which newspaper publishers were allowed to distribute copies by mail.

John Jay

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Washington wrote an indignant letter to John Jay about this action.

Philadelphia

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After being replaced, Hazard moved back to Philadelphia.

Netherlands

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Long interested in history, in 1792 he printed the first English translation of Johannes Megapolensis' A Short Account of the Mohawk Indians, their Country, Language, Figure, Costume, Religion, and Government, first published in the Netherlands in 1644.

Library of Congress

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* The Peter Force Library at the Library of Congress holds important compilations of pamphlets that were assembled by Ebenezer Hazard.

Erskine Hazard

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Erskine Hazard (1790-1865), a younger son of the first United States Postmaster Ebenezer Hazard, became the partner of Josiah White about 1810 when around 19 years old.

Confederation Period

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Ebenezer Hazard served as the United States Postmaster General from 1782 to 1789.

Old Philadelphians

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