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packet above the weight of 2 pounds, there shall be charged, taken, and paid 4 additional rates of postage, and every fractional part of such additional } of a pound in weight shall be charged as an additionalf of a pound in weight ; and each progressive and additional rate chargeable under this clause shall be estimated and charged at the sum which any such packet would be charged with under this Warrant, if not exceeding 2 ounces in weight.

10. Every packet consisting of a printed newspaper, whether British, Colonial, or Foreign, and every packet consisting of books, publications, or works of literature or art, whether British, Colonial, or Foreign, and not being respectively of the dimensions or weight hereinafter in the 11th clause of this Warrant specified, posted in any of the respective countries and places mentioned and set forth in the 1st column of the Schedule B to this Warrant annexed, addressed to any of the respective countries and places mentioned and set forth in the 2nd column of the said Schedule B, may be transmitted by the post from any of the respective countries and places mentioned and set forth in the said ist column of the said Schedule B, to any of the respective countries and places mentioned and set forth in the said 2nd column of the said Schedule B ; and all such respective packets shall be transmitted in conformity with, and under and subject to, the several regulations, orders, directions, and conditions bereafter mentioned and contained, relating thereto ; and for the purposes this Warrant, every printed newspaper shall be deemed and considered a packet, and shall be charged and chargeable with a separate and distinct single rate, or separate and distinct progressive and additional rate of postage, according to the weight thereof, as hereinafter mentioned, notwithstanding 2 of more newspapers shall be enclosed and transmitted in 1 and the same cover, wrapper, envelope, or bundle, and form only 1 parcel or bundle of newspapers; and the single rate of postage for the transmission of every such packet respectively, shall be that which is mentioned and set forth respectively against such countries and places in the said Schedule B, and all such respective packets transmitted under this clause shall be subject to the several progressive and additional rates of postage hereinafter mentioned and set forth,

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On every such packet consisting of a printed newspaper, or consisting of books, publication, or works of literature or art, so transmitted, if not exceeding 4 ounces in weight, there shall be charged, taken, and paid for the transmission thereof respectively as aforesaid, the uniform single rates of postage which are respectively mentioned and set forth against the said respective places in the said Schedule B.

And on every such packet exceeding 4 ounces in weight, there shall be charged, taken, and paid, progressive and additional rates of postage as follows, that is to say ;

On every such packet, if exceeding 4 ounces, and not exceeding } of a pound in weight, 2 rates of postage.

And on every such packet, if exceeding } of a pound, and not exceeding 1 pound in weight, 4 rates of postage.

And on every such packet, if exceeding 1 pound, and not exceeding 14 pound in weight, 6 rates of postage.

And on every such packet, if exceeding 13 pound, and not ex. ceeding 2 pounds in weight 8 rates of postage. And for every additional } of a of a pound in weight of any

such packet above the weight of 2 pounds, there shall be charged, taken, and paid 2 additional rates of postage ; and every fractional part of such additional } of a pound in weight, shall be charged as an additional } of a pound in weight; and each progressive and additional rate chargeable under this clause, shall be estimated and charged at the sum which any such packet would be charged with under this Warrant, if not exceeding 4 ounces in weight.

11. Every packet which shall be transmitted by the post under the 9th or 10th clauses of this Warrant hereinbefore contained, shall be so transmitted in conformity with, and under, and subject to the several regulations, orders, directions, and conditions hereinafter contained, that is to say :

Every British newspaper which shall be posted in the United Kingdom under the provisions of this Warrant, shall be printed and published at intervals not exceeding 31 days between any 2 consecutive numbers or parts of such publication, and the same shall be registered by the proprietor or printer thereof, at the General Post-Office, in London, and shall be posted within 15 days from the date of its publication, and the title and date of the newspaper shall be printed at the top of every page thereof.

No packet shall be transmitted by the post under the 9th or 10th clause of this Warrant, which in length, or breadth, or width, shall exceed the dimensions of 2 feet (British), or which shall exceed 3 zoll pounds in weight.

Every packet transmitted by the post under the 9th or 10th clause of this Warrant shall be sent open at the ends or sides, and either without a cover, or in a cover or envelope open at the ends or sides ; and there shall be no written letter either closed or open, nor any written communication in the nature of a letter, either closed or open (whether such letter or communication be addressed to or intended for the person to whom the packet shall be directed, or any other person), nor any inclosure sealed or otherwise closed against inspection, nor any other inclosure not authorised by this Warrant sent in or with any such packet, nor shall there be any writing, figures, or manual marks whatsoever of any description upon any such packet. or on the cover or envelope thereof not authorised by this Warrant, except the name and address of the person to whom the same is sent; but the name or title of any newspaper, and the name and address of the publisher, newsvendor,

or agent, by whom the same is sent, may be printed on the cover thereof, and any other packet not being a newspaper may have any matter or thing printed on the cover thereof.

Every packet transmitted by the post under the 9th or 10th clause of this Warrant, and posted in the United Kingdom, shall be put into the Post-Office at such hours in the day and under all such regulations as the Postmaster-General may appoint.

The postage of every packet transmitted by the post under the 9th or 10th clause of this Warrant shall be paid at the time of the same being posted, by being duly stamped with the proper postage stamp or stamps affixed thereto, which stamp or stamps shall in every case be affixed or appear on the outside of every such packet near the address or direction, and shall be of the value or amount of the postage duty payable thereon under or by virtue of this Warrant.

12. If any packet authorised to be transmitted by the post under this Warrant shall be posted in the United Kingdom, addressed to Hamburg, or if any such packet shall be posted in Hamburg, addressed to the United Kingdom, the postage whereof shall be insufficiently prepaid, by having thereupon or affixed thereto a postage stamp or stamps which shall represent a sum less than the amount of postage duty payable in respect thereof, every such packet shall be charged with double the amount of the postage which shall be so insufficiently prepaid upon any such packet.

13. If any packet transmitted by the post under the 9th or 10th clause of this Warrant shall be so transmitted otherwise than in conformity with the conditions and regulations established by or under the authority of this Warrant (except only as in the last preceding clause mentioned), the same shall and may be detained and opened, and, at the option of the Postmaster-General, shall be either returned or given up to the sender thereof, or be given up to the person to whom the same shall be addressed, or be forwarded to the place of its destination ; and any such packet, on being so returned, given up, or forwarded, shall, at the option of the Postmaster-General, be either free of postage, or be charged with any rate of postage he may think fit, not exceeding the rate that would be chargeable on such packets as an unpaid letter.

14, The respective letters and packets transmitted by the post under the provisions of this Warrant shall be subject to the several orders, directions, regulations, and rates of postage respectively contained in a certain other Warrant of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, under the hands of 2 of the said Commissioners bearing date the 19th day of February, 1855,* relating to redirected rates of postage upon letters and packets which shall be redirected and again forwarded by the post. 15. The rates of postage chargeable on letters, printed newş.

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papers, books, publications, or works of literature or art, and other printed papers transmitted by the post under the provisions of this Warrant, shall be in lieu of any rate of British postage now chargeable by law thereon.

16. Nothing herein contained shall be construed in anywise to annul, prejudice, or affect any of the exemptions and privileges granted by the said recited Act passed in the session of Parliament, holden in the 3rd and 4th years of the reign of Her present Majesty, or to annul, prejudice, or to affect any of the privileges which seamen and soldiers employed in Her Majesty's service, are now by law entitled to, of sending and receiving by the post letters not exceeding $ an ounce in weight, subject to the regulations and restrictions in respect of the same.

17. The term "books, publications, or works of literature or art,” in this Warrant used shall, for the purposes of this Warrant, mean and comprise all printed books, or other printed publications, printed or lithographed letters, and such artistic productions as prints, printed maps (whether on paper, parchment, or vellum), and photographs (when not on glass or in frames containing glass), together with any binding, mounting, or covering of, or upon, or belonging to any such article, or production, or any portion thereof, and including also any cases, or rollers of prints, or maps, book-markers (whether of paper or otherwise), or other thing usually appertaining to any such article, or production, or necessary for its safe transmission, which shall be sent in the same packet with any such article or production to which they or it shall belong, and also when contained in any packet consisting of unbound proof sheets only, any ordinary corrections in writing of such unbound proof sheets. Provided, nevertheless, that nothing herein contained shall extend to authorize the sending by the post under the provisions of this Warrant of any patterns, or books of patterns, or papers of patterns of any article or thing whatsoever, unless such patterns consist merely of paper, and the other terms and expressions used in this Warrant shall be construed to have the like meaning in all respects, as they would have had if inserted in the said Act passed in the session of Parliament holden in the 3rd and 4th years of the reign of Her Majesty, for the regulation of the duties of postage.

18. The Commissioners for the time being of Her Majesty's Treasury may, by Warrant under their hands duly made, at any time hereafter alter, repeal, or revoke any of the rates of postage hereby fixed or altered, or any of the orders, directions, regulations, and conditions hereby made, and may make and establish any new or other rates, orders, directions, regulations, and conditions in lieu thereof, and from time to time appoint at what time the rates which may be payable are to be paid.

19. This Warrant shall come into operation on the 1st day of January, 1863.

SCHEDULE (A.) Postage chargeable on Printed Newspapers, and

on Packets consisting of Books, Publications, or Works of Literature or Art.

Posted in Her Majesty's Colonies, viâ the United Kingdom, addressed to Hamburg, single rate on each newspaper and bookpacket not exceeding 2 ounces, 3 pence.

Posted in Her Majesty's Colonies, viâ the United Kingdom, addressed to Heligoland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, sent via Hamburg, single rate on each newspaper and book-packet not exceeding 2 ounces, 3 pence.

Posted in Hamburg, addressed to Her Majesty's Colonies, viâ the United Kingdom, single rate on each newspaper and bookpacket not exceeding 2 ounces, 3 pence.

Posted in Heligoland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, addressed to Her Majesty's Colonies, viâ Hamburg and the United Kingdom, single rate on each newspaper and book-packet not exceeding 2 ounces, 3 pence

SCHEDULE (B.) Postage chargeable on Printed Newspapers, and

on Packets consisting of Books, Publications, or Works of Literature or Art.

Posted in the United Kingdom, addressed to Hamburg, single rate on each newspaper not exceeding 4 ounces, 2 pence; single rate on each book-packet, 4 pence.

Posted in the United Kingdom, addressed to Heligoland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, sent viâ Hamburg ; newspaper, 2 pence; book-packet, 4 pence.

Posted in Heligoland, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, addressed to the United Kingdom, sent via Hamburg ; newspaper, 2 pence ; book-packet, 4 pence.

Whitehall, Treasury Chambers, the 29th day of December, 1862. E. W. KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN.

LUKE WHITE.

H A N O V E R.

BRITISH TREASURY WARRANT, fixing the Rates of

Postage on Letters transmitted to and from Hanover. WHEREAS by an Act of Parliament, passed in the 4th year of the reign of Her present Majesty, for the regulation of the duties of postage," power is given to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's

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