The Postal Act of
March 3, 1825, (effective
May 1, 1825) increased the
zone rate for 150 to 400 miles to 183/4
cents. Previously, (Act
of April 9, 1816) the rate
was set at 181/2 cents.
Peace Hazard was born in Burlington,
New Jersey in 1807. He was the son of Rowland Hazard
and Mary Peace Hazard. The family moved to Bristol, Pennsylvania
shortly after Joseph was born to help care for Mary's father.
attended the Westtown Quaker School in Pennsylvania,
from 1816 to 1820 and 1822
to 1824. He moved to Peace Dale, Rhode
Island in 1824 and entered the family business along
with his brothers Roland G and Isaac P
and became a full partner in R. G. Hazard & Co in
1828. The company later became known as the Peace
Dale Manufacturing Company.
Joseph ran the
company's operations from about 1834 to 1841
and in 1835 he added an addition to the mill. He
also constructed and ran an axe factory. During his
later years, he was heavily involved in the development of
Narragansett Pier as a summer resort. He built a large
mansion on his farm in Narragansett Pier, which has come to be
known as "Hazard's Castle."
1906 Postcard - Hazard's Castle
Hazard died on January 18, 1892 in , Rhode