Rhode Island Tercentenary Issue First Day Cover
300th Anniversary of the Settlement of Rhode Island
Issued on May 4, 1936 in Providence, RI - Scott #777

Unofficial Town Cancel - Seekonk, Massachusetts
Unknown Cachet Maker - Planty #777-66

The town of Seekonk, Massachusetts was incorporated in 1812. At this time the Rhode Island towns of Pawtucket and East Providence were part of Massachusetts and East Providence was originally part of the town of Seekonk, making up the major portion of its industrial area. In 1862, East Providence was incorporated into the state of Rhode Island and took with it over half the town's territory and more than two thirds of its population.

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