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 - Prudence, RI
Rhode Island Insurance Company - Planty #777-34

In 1936 there were two Post Offices located on Prudence Island, (Prudence Post Office & Homestead Post Office). The Prudence Post Office (Portsmouth Township, Newport County) was established on July 30, 1897 under Postmaster Charles B. Smith. The Prudence Post Office was disestablished on September 30, 1949 and mail was sent to the Homestead Post Office established on March 3, 1913 under Postmaster Madison H. Cram. The Homestead Post Office was disestablished on February 1, 1950 and the name changed to the Prudence Island Post Office.

The Prudence Island Post Office was established under Postmaster Ruth E. Fairweather on November 8, 1956. The Post Office was disestablished on March 1, 1985 and converted to a Community Post Office (Postal Bulletin 21516). The last Postmaster was Doris D. Tattersall appointed on July 31, 1971.

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