Thaddeus Stevens special postmark, Monday April 4, 2016

Lindi Pronto, Danville postmaster, holds the Thaddeus Stevens portrait that hangs in the Danville, VT, post office. Last year, the post office was named for Thaddeus Stevens.

Lindi Pronto, Danville postmaster, holds the Thaddeus Stevens portrait that hangs in the Danville, VT, post office. Last year, the post office was named for Thaddeus Stevens.

In honor of the birthday of Thaddeus Stevens on April 4, 1792, there will be a special postmark cancellation at the Danville, VT, Thaddeus Stevens Post Office.

Stevens, who is known as the Great Commoner, was born in Danville and educated in Peacham. He was an avid believer in our democracy and the civil rights and obligations that come with citizenship. He is credited with the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution.

Those who wish to have the special postmark may bring their stamped envelope or postcard to the post office during office hours on Monday, April 4. The postmaster will also cancel mail requests for those who cannot get to Danville, as long as the request is received before April 4.

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