The Hazard Family Letters 1832-1950
1841 Cover to Joseph Peace Hazard - Peace Dale, Rhode Island
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1841 New York CDS with 183/4 Cent 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. 

The Marking on this cover appears to be 181/2 cents, however the rate was 183/4 cents. I have several covers from New York during this time period with a marking that looks more like 181/2 cents then 183/4 cents.  (This was most likely the result of the postal employee's force of habit and did not reflect the actual rate.)

The letter was sent via the vessel Saratoga as indicated by by the docketing above.

See: Rate Comparison Chart for additional rate information.

See: 1832 Joseph P. Hazard Cover for Biographical Information.

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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