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 - Kingston, Rhode Island
John B. Kilton Cachet - Planty #777-61j

The Kingston Post Office, (South Kingstown Township, Washington County) was established on January 3, 1826 under Postmaster Thomas S. Taylor. The post office was disestablished on December 31, 1941 and became a station of the Wakefield Post Office. Previous to 1826, this post office was known as the Little Rest Post Office, which was established on October 1, 1807 under Postmaster James Holmes. Little Rest cancellations are known only in manuscript.

Kingston is home to the University of Rhode Island

Thomas Stoddard Taylor was born in Westerly on September 26, 1784 to Dennis and Keziah Greene Taylor. He was married to Elizabeth Potter in 1817 and they had three sons; Thomas, Asa and Charles.

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