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1907 Hunt's Mills in East Providence
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March 11, 1907 Nayatt Point Doane Cancel Type II
with #3 (DPO)

The Post office at Nayatt Point in Barrington Township, Bristol County was in operation from  October 16, 1855 to March 15, 1919. The Post Office was disestablished in 1919 and mail services were provided by Barrington.  The Nayatt Point CDS is a Doane Type II cancel with the number 3 inside the bars indicating that the Postmaster received compensation of between $200 and $300 for 1906. This is one of the few Doane type cancels where the compensation number is clearly visible due to misplacement of the CDS. See: Conimicut June 14, 1907 Doane for a more detailed explanation of the Doane Cancels. The earliest known use of a Nayatt Point Doane is June 7, 1905.

Nayatt Point is located at the mouth of the Providence River; south of West Barrington and alongside the Rhode Island Country Club.

The card  is an un-divided back postcard of the type produced from 1901 to 1907 and is addressed to Miss Georgia Davis in Providence, Rhode Island. The message is written on the left of the cards face and reads as follows:

Am very sorry I did not see you before you went home. With Love from Ellen


The village of Hunts Mills was formerly part of the towns of Rehoboth and Seekonk, Massachusetts. The area was ceded to Rhode Island in 1862 and became a part of the town of East Providence. The land originally belonged to the Hunt family and the original home on the property was built by Lieutenant John Hunt sometime around 1750.

John Hunt was the great grandson of Peter Hunt, one of the original settlers in Seekonk. The property included a Sawmill, Fulling Mill and Grist Mill and is located on Ten Mile River. I believe this postcard view is of the grist mill.

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