# Horizontal rule/line below the address in letter

I am new in this community with a problem. I am writing a cover letter. I need to have a horizontal rule/line that expands through left to right of page just below the email address (above the date). Any solution will be highly appreciated. Also I am not sure which command is providing date in the letter. I don't find any date command in the preamble.

Thanking you so much.

Below is the MWE:

\documentclass[11pt]{letter}
\topmargin = -1.5in    % Make letterhead start about 1 inch from top of page
\textheight = 10.4in  % text height can be bigger for a longer letter
\oddsidemargin = 0pt % leftmargin is 1 inch
\textwidth = 6.8in   % textwidth of 6.5in leaves 1 inch for right margin
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{lipsum}
%%%
XXXX \\
SH, OH, USA \\
Phone: XXXXX \\
Email: money.tota84@gmail.com}
\vfill % forces letterhead to top of page

\longindentation = 0pt

\begin{document}

\begin{letter}
{Chair, Search Committee \\

Department of XXX \\
YYYY University \\

Subject: XXXX, Faculty Position}

\opening{Dear Search Committee Chair,}
Body of the letter first line \\
\vdots   \\
Body of the letter last line \\

\closing{Sincerely \\[3mm]

\fromname{Money Tota}
}

\encl{(i) My CV, (ii) XXX, and (iii) YYY}

\end{letter}
\end{document}

• Thank you so much. It is working as mentioned. However, I really need a thicker line that matches with the text width (here 6.8in) instead of the width of whole page. – Money Tota Oct 7 '16 at 20:49

Something like this?? Note I set the date that appears by redefining \today to {4 July 1776}.

\documentclass[11pt]{letter}
\topmargin = -1.5in    % Make letterhead start about 1 inch from top of page
\textheight = 10.4in  % text height can be bigger for a longer letter
\oddsidemargin = 0pt % leftmargin is 1 inch
\textwidth = 6.8in   % textwidth of 6.5in leaves 1 inch for right margin
\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{stackengine}
%%%
XXXX \\
SH, OH, USA \\
Phone: XXXXX \\
Email: money.tota84@gmail.com\bclap[5pt]{\makebox[2.5\textwidth]{\hrulefill}}}
\vfill % forces letterhead to top of page

\longindentation = 0pt
\renewcommand\today{4 July 1776}
\begin{document}

\begin{letter}
{Chair, Search Committee \\

Department of XXX \\
YYYY University \\

Subject: XXXX, Faculty Position}

\opening{Dear Search Committee Chair,}
Body of the letter first line \\
\vdots   \\
Body of the letter last line \\

\closing{Sincerely \\[3mm]

\fromname{Money Tota}
}

\encl{(i) My CV, (ii) XXX, and (iii) YYY}

\end{letter}
\end{document}


One can change the position of the line through the optional argument of \bclap.