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in the United Kingdom, an uniform sea rate of eight pence, or sixteen cents; and such postage shall belong to the country by which the packet conveying the letters is furnished.

ARTICLE II.

Inland postage

Britain.

There shall be charged by the Post Office of the United 1. 2. of Great Kingdom, upon all letters not exceeding half an ounce in

weight, posted in the United Kingdom, and forwarded to the United States, or brought from the United States, and delivered in the United Kingdom, whether such letters shall be conveyed by British or by United States packets, an inland postage rate of one penny

half

penny. Inland poslage

There shall be charged by the Post Office of the United States, upon all letters not exceeding half an ounce in weight, posted in the United States, and forwarded to the United King. dom, or brought from the United Kingdom, and delivered in the United States, whether such letters shall be conveyed by United States or by British packets, an inland postage rate of five cents.

chargeable in the U, Slates.

ARTICLE III.

Bea and inland postage combin

and

Upon all letters posted in one country and delivered in the ed into one rate, other, these rates of postage, both sea and inland, shall be com

en white bined into one rate, of which payment in advance shall be opmade in advance. tional in either country. It shall, however, not be permitted

to pay less than the whole combined rate.

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Letters

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With respect 10 letters above the weight of half an ounce, above half an each country shall be at liberty to employ, as regards the colin

lection of the whole coinbined rate, the scale of progression in operation in its own territory for charging inland rates of postage.

ARTICLE V.

Transit of Brit

States to
British

The United States engage to grant to the United Kingdom into closed mail the transit in closed mails, through the territory of the United

the States, of the correspondence and newspapers from the United American prov. Kingdom to the British North American provinces, and from inces of poblames those provinces to the United Kingdom, at the rate of inland

postage to be charged under this convention for letters and newspapers between the United Kingdom and the United States.

A British officer shall be permitted to accompany the closed mails during their transit.

granted,

ARTICLE VI.

On the other hand, her Britannic Majesty engages to grant

rican closed mails through the

American prov.

rates of postage,

to the United States the transit in closed mails, through the Transit of AmeBritish North American provinces, of the correspondence and me newspapers from one part of the territory of the United States British North to any other part of the territory of the United States, at rates inces, at inland not exceeding the rates of inland postage now charged, or to granted." be hereafter charged, in the North American provinces, accordring to the distance such closed mails may be conveyed within the North American provinces.

An officer of the United States shall be permitted to accoinpany the closed mails during their transit.

ARTICLE VII.

British

closed

U.S. and its de

The United States further engage to grant to the United Transit of other Kingdom the transit in closed mails, through the United States, mails through the or through any country where the post communication may be

communication may. De pendenciesgrantunder the control or management of the United States, of let. ed. ters and newspapers forwarded from the United Kingdom, its colonies, or possessions, lo any other British colony or posses. sion, or to any foreign country, and from any foreign country or British colony or possession, to the United Kingdom, its colonies or possessions.

ARTICLE VIII.

tory of the United Kingdom and

ranled.

Her Britanriic Majesty engages, on her part, lo grant to the Transit of other United States the transit in closed mails, through the United through the terriKingdom, or through any country where the post communica- tot tion may be under the control or management of the United its dependencies Kingdom, of letters and newspapers forwarded from the United Stales, their colonies, or possessions, to any other colony or possession of the United States, or to any foreign country, and from any foreign country, or from any colony or possession of the United States, to the United States, their colonies or pos. sessions.

ARTICLE IX.

shall be computed

mails.

When letters shall be forwarded in closed mails under the How postages stipulations of articles V, VI, VII, or VIII of the present con- on letters" forvention, the payment to be made to the post office of the Unit- warded in closed ed Kingdom or the United States, as the case may be, shall be made by the ounce, according to the net weight of the letters, at two rates to the ounce, with the addition of twenty-five per cent. on the amount of postage, to compensate the loss that would otherwise be sustained by this mode of computation.

Article X. The country which sends or receives closed mails through Accounts of letthe other, is to render an account of the letters and newspapers closed mails to be

kept and rendersent or received in such closed mails, and to account to such ed." country for the postage due thereon.

to be delivered to

on which postage must be pre-paid.

ARTICLE XI. Transit letters Letters posted in the United States, addressed to foreign the post offices of countries, and intended to pass in transit through the United either country Kingdom, shall be delivered to the British post office free of all free of postage.

United States postage, whether packet or inland ; and letters from foreign countries addressed to the United States, passing in transit ihrough the United Kingdom, shall be delivered to the United States post office free of all British postage, whe

ther packet or inland. Transit letters in the case of those countries to which letters cannot be for

ald. warded unless the British postage be paid in advance, such Brit

ish postage shall be collected in the United States, (in addition to the United States rates of postage,) and accounted for to the British post office.

In the case of those countries to which letters cannot be forwarded unless the United States postage be paid in advance, such United States postage shall be collected in the United Kingdom, (in addition to the British postage,) and accounted for to the United States' post office.

ARTICLE XII. Rate of postage The rate of postage to be taken by the British post office un.. atrihe British post on letters arriving in the United Kingdom from the United Jetters from the Stales, either by British or by United States packets, and to be U.S., &c.

forwarded through the United Kingdom to colonies or possessions of the United Kingdom, or of the United States, or to foreign countries—and vice versa-shall be the same as the rate which is now, or which may hereafter be, taken by the British post office upon letters to or from such colonies or possessions, or foreign countries respectively, when posted at the port of arrival or delivered at the port of departure of the packets conveying the mails between the United Kiogdom and the United States.

The above postage is irrespective of and beyond the inland rate to be taken in the United States upon such letters, if posted or delivered therein, according to tlie stipulations of article II of this convention, and also irrespective of and beyond the sea rate upon such letters payable according to the stipulations of

article I. Rate of postage. The rate of postage to be taken by the United States post ofat the U. States ficé upon letters arriving in the United States, either by British mit letters from G. or by United States packets, from the United Kingdom, and to

be forwarded through the United States to the colonies or possessions of the United States, or of the United Kingdom, or to those territories which, according to the law of the United States, are beyond the limit of their established post routes, or lo foreign countries—and vice versa-shall be the same as the rate which is now, or which may hereafter be, taken by the United States post office upon letters conveyed, whether by sea or land, to or from such colonies, possessions, territories, or

p. office on tran

Britain, &c.

Inland postage on letters from

British N. Anjeri

by sea,

foreign countries respectively, when posted at the port of arrival or delivered at the port of departure of the packets conveying the mails between the United States and the United Kingdom.

The above postage is irrespective of and beyond the inland Fate to be taken in the United Kingdom upon such letters, if posted or delivered therein, according to the stipulations of article 11 of this convention, and also irrespective of and beyond the sea rate upon such letters payable according to the stipulations of article I.

There shall be excepted from the above stipulations, letters Letters & news and newspapers passing through the United Kingdom, to and France excepted from France, as to which certain rates are fixed by the postal convention existing between that country and the United King. dom. But the two contracting parties agree to invite France 10 enter into communication with them, without loss of time, in order to effect such arrangements for the conveyance of letters and newspapers, and closed mails, through the territories of the United States, of the United Kingdom, and of France, respectively, as may be most conducive to the interests of the three couotries.

ARTICLE XIII. Letters posted in the United States, addressed to the British North American provinces, or vice versa, when not conveyed the U. 9. to the shall be charged according to the rates of postage which

can provinces, & are now, or which shall hereafter be, in operation in the United vice versa. States, and in the British North American provinces, for inland lellers.

ARTICLE XIV. Upon all letters posted in the United States, and addressed Sea and inland to the British Norih Anierican provinces, or vice versa, the 0. s. to the Britrates of postage fixed by the preceding article shall be combined ish N. American into one rate, of which payment in advance shall be optional, bined into both in the United States and in the British North American be pre-paid. provinces. It shall, however, not be permitted to pay less than the whole rale.

ARTICLE XV. The rates to be taken on newspapers published in the United Rates of post Kingdom, when conveyed between the United Kingdom and pers eonveyed by 'the United States, either by British or by United States packets, shall be one penny for each newspaper in the United Kingdom, and two cents in the United States. Conversely, no higher charges than those above stated shall be made by the British or by the United States post office, or newspapers published in the United States, either when despatched from that country, or when delivered in the United Kingdom.

There shall be no accounts between the two offices for the transmission of newspapers : each office shall retain the postage it shall have charged, according to the preceding stipulations.

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one may

sea.

ARTICLE XVI.

Rates of post. age on newspa

The rate of postage to be charged in the United Kingdom pers passing in upon newspapers to and from the United States, passing in transit Contough transit through the United Kingdom, shall be one penny for

each newspaper, except where a lower rate is provided by any treaty between ihe United Kingdom and a foreign country; and ihe rate of postage to be charged in the United Siates upon newspapers to and from the United Kingdom, passing in transit through the United States, shall be two cents for each newspaper.

ARTICLE XVII.

to the other,

Periodical works

Periodical works, not of daily publication, posted in the behow for a maes United Kingdom or in the United States, may be forwarded from one country from one country to the other, either by British or by United

States packets, by means of the two offices, under the following conditions, namely :

1st. There shall be no accounts between the two offices for the trausmission of such works : each office shall retain the postage it shall bave charged.

2dly. They must be sent in bands or covers open at the sides or end, so that they may be easily examined.

3dly. They shall be in every respect subject to the conditions prescribed by the laws and regulations of both countries.

The rates to be levied in Great Britain, as well on the abovementioned works addressed to the United States, as on those from the United States addressed to Great Britain, shall be as follows:

1st. For every work not exceeding two ounces in weight, one penny:

2dly. For every work above two ounces in weight, and not exceeding three ounces, sixpence.

3dly. For every work above three ounces in weight, and not exceeding four ounces, eight pence.

4thly. And for every ounce above four up to sixteen ounces, (the limit iinposed on the transmission of such articles by the British office,) two pence additional, every fraction of an ounce being reckoned as a full ounce.

The rates to be levied by the Post Office of the United States on similar works, addressed to or coming from the United States, shall not exceed the rates to be charged in the United Kingdom

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i ARTICLE XVIII.

Printed pamphleis not exceeding the weight of eight ounces, Printed pamphlets.

posted in the United Kingdom or in the United States, may be forwarded from one country to the other, either by British or by United States packets, by means of the two offices, at ihe same rates and under the same conditions as those fixed for periodical works by article XVII.

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