Sept. 10, Two letters from Ebenezer Hazard, 1st and 6th September, Letter to Mr. Hazard, on the routes of the post-riders


Two Letters from Mr˙ Ebenezer Hazard, Postmaster, the first dated the 1st, and the other the 6th, day of September, instant, was read and filed.

In the first letter he informs that he had submitted the matter about the privateer, for which the Committee applied to him, to the other owners, and sent the letter from the Committee to those owners.

In the postscript to the first letter, and by his second letter, he submits to the Convention the propriety of establishing a rider from Dobbs' s Ferry, where the post-office is, to Head-Quarters; and that the Albany post should ride alternately on each side of Hudson' s river, from New-Windsor upwards, and on the east side only below Fishkill. And further informs that the Comptroller of the Post-Office had informed him that the Postmaster-General thought the office should be kept near Head-Quarters.

A draft of an answer to Mr˙ Hazard was reported by Mr˙ Robert Harper and General Ten Broeck, and approved, and is in the words following, to wit:

"SIR: Yours of the 1st and 6th instant are now before us. I am in consequence directed to inform you that it is the desire of the Convention that the Albany post-rider should, in going from and returning to New-York, ride on


the east side of Hudson' s river, between the Fishkill and the said city, and that he cross the said river at the Fishkill or New-Windsor, when it is his turn to ride on the west side thereof; and the Convention have no objections to your keeping your office at Head-Quarters, or any other place which the postmaster may think proper.

"I am, sir, &c.

"To Mr˙ Ebenezer Hazard."

Ordered, That a copy thereof be engrossed and signed by the President, and transmitted.