The Hazard Family Letters 1832-1950
September 2, 1832 Cover to Joseph Peace Hazard - Peace Dale, RI 

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September 2, 1832 Philadelphia CDS - 183/4 Rate Marking

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.

Joseph 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. 

Joseph 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." SEE: 1906 Postcard - Hazard's Castle

Joseph Peace Hazard died on January 18, 1892 in , Rhode Island.

See Also:  

The Hazard Family History 
1843 Isaac P. Hazard Letter 
A Full Size Multi-Invoice Form 
Full Text of One Invoice 
History of Carolina Mills 
Intro to "Jonny-Cake Papers"
Bio of Thomas Hazard by
Roland Gibson Hazard II - 1915

Postcard - Hazard Memorial Hall 
Postcard - Hazard's Castle 
Explanation of Postal Rates

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