The Hazard Family Letters 1832-1950
1845 Cover to Roland G. Hazard - at New Orleans, Louisiana
Letter from St. Francisville, LA - Killman Vs Creditors
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May 16, 1845 St. Francisville, LA CDS  with 121/2 Cent Rate Marking

The Postal Act of April 9, 1816, (effective May 1, 1816) set the zone rate for mail traveling between 80 to 150 miles at 121/2 cents. The distance between Saint Francisville, Louisiana and New Orleans was approximately 110 miles

The Postal Act of March 3, 1845, (effective July 1, 1845) set the postal rates at 5 cents for under 300 miles and 10 cents for over 300 miles. This letter was sent two months before the new rate change took effect.

The Letter from Andrew G. Killman's attorney in the town of Brazos is a court order for Roland G. Hazard in New Orleans to appear at Killman's office on June 16, 1845 at 11 o'clock.

Although it doesn't specify, it can be assumed that the meeting is to work out an arrangement to satisfy Mr. Killman's debts. (In addition to buying cotton for their mills; Roland and his brothers sold course cloth, such as Linsey-Woolsey to plantation owners for use as slave clothing.)

Saint Francisville was the home of numerous cotton plantations and it's port on the Mississippi at Fara Bayou was one of the largest cotton ports on the river. As mentioned previously; Roland made annual visits to Louisiana and he conducted business with many of the plantations located around Saint Francisville.

See: 1840 Roland G. 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 
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