Ebenezer Hazard – a classicist and natural scientist – became postmaster general in 1782. A prolific letter-writer, his favourite correspondent was Jeremy Belknap, a clergyman and historian. Their letters to each other provide an informative and insightful history of the time through everyday events.

chapter |6 pages

Prologue: Epistlers of the Revolution

chapter 1|20 pages

Commencement of a Civil War

chapter 2|28 pages

Melted Majesty

chapter 3|8 pages

Barren as a Pitch-Pine Plain

chapter 4|16 pages

Life of a Cabbage

chapter 5|22 pages

Hurried through Life on Horseback

chapter 6|16 pages

Touch and Go is a Good Pilot

chapter 7|20 pages

War and GREET Brittain

chapter 9|24 pages

The Mysteries of Lucina

chapter 10|14 pages

Patience and Flannel