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of my skill and knowledge, act in the execution of my office of

faithfully, impartially, fairly, and without prejudice or disfavour, either for or against claimants or captors, or any other persons ; and that I will, to the best of my judgment and power, act in pursuance of and according to the stipulations, regulations, and instructions contained in the Treaty between Her Majesty and the United States of America, signed at Washington on the 7th day of April, 1862.”

II. The recited Act, as from the time of the passing thereof into a law, shall be read and have effect asif the oath which, in accordance with the 8th section of that Act is to be taken by judges and arbitrators were an oath not in the form which is given in that behalf in that section, but in the form which is given in that behalf in this Act, and the recited Act and this Act shall accordingly be read and have effect as if they were one Act.

III. The recited Act and this Act may for all purposes be cited as follows, that is to say: the recited Act as the African Slave Trade Treaty Act (No. 1), 1862,” this Act as the “ African Slave Trade Treaty Act No. 2), 1862,” and the recited Act and this Act together as the “ African Slave Trade Treaty Acts (Nos. 1 and 2), 1862."

U R U GUA Y.

BRITISH TREASURY WARRANT,fixing the Rates of Postage

on Letters, Newspapers, und Packets transmitted to and from the Uruguay, and from the Uruguay to British Colonies and Foreign Ports. June 16, 1859.

WHEREAS, by an Act of Parliament passed in the 4th year of the reign of Her present Majesty, intituled “ An Act for the regulation of the duties of postage,

power is given to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, from time to time, by Warrant under their hands, to alter and fix any of the rates of British postage payable by law on the transmission by the post of Foreign or Colonial letters or newspapers, or of any other printed papers, and to subject the same to rates of postage according to the weight thereof, and a scale of weight to be contained in such Warrant.

And whereas further powers are given to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury by another Act of Parliament, passed in the 11th year of the reign of Her present Majesty, intituled “ An Act for giving further facilities for the transmission of letters by

* See Vol. 5, Page 248.

post, and for the regulating the duties of postage thereon, and for other

purposes relating to the Post-Office." And whereas certain powers are also given to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury by another Act of Parliament passed in the 18th year of the reign of Her present Majesty, intituled “ An Act to amend the laws relating to the stamp duties on newspapers, and to provide for the transmission by post of printed periodical publications.”

And whereas by a certain Warrant of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, dated the 21st day of February, 1854,1 certain rates of postage were fixed and made payable on the transmission by the post of letters, printed books, printed magazines, printed reviews, printed pamphlets, and printed newspapers, between the United Kingdom and the Republic of the Uruguay, and between the Republic of the Uruguay and any of Her Majesty's Colonies or possessions, or any Foreign country, through the United Kingdom.

And whereas a new Postal Convention has been made and entered into between Her Majesty's Government and the Govornment of the Republic of the Uruguay.

And whereas it is expedient that the said recited Warrant should be repealed, and that further regulations should be made for the transmission by the post of the letters and packets hereinafter mentioned.

Now we, the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, in exercise of the powers vested in us in and by the said recited Acts, and every of them, and of all other powers enabling us in this behalf, do, by this Warrant under the hands of 2 of us, the said Commissioners, by the authority of the statute in that case made and provided, order and direct that the said recited Warrant, dated the 21st day of February, 1854, and the several rates of postage and the several orders, directions, and regulations therein mentioned and set forth, shall cease and determine, and shall be, and the same are, hereby repealed and revoked.

And we do further order, direct, and declare as follows :

1. On every letter not exceeding 1 an ounce in weight, posted in the United Kingdom, addressed to the Republic of the Uruguay, or posted in the Republic of the Uruguay, addressed to the United Kingdom, and transmitted by the post between any part of the United Kingdom and any part of the Republic of the Uruguay (the conveyance between the United Kingdom and the Republic of the Uruguay being by British packet-boat), there shall be charged and taken an uniform rate of postage of 6 pence.

2. On every letter not exceeding an ounce in weight, posted in or addressed to any part of the Republic of the Uruguay, * See Vol. 8, Page 247. † See Vol. 10, Page 320.

See Vol. 10, Page 669

transmitted by the post between any port in the Republic of the Uruguay and any of Her Majesty's Colonies, or any Foreign country through the United Kingdom (the conveyance between the Republic of the l'ruguay and the United Kingdom being by British packet-boat), there shall be charged and taken a British rate of postage of 6 pence, for the conveyance of every such letter between any port in the Republic of the Uruguay and any part of the United Kingdom, and for the conveyance of every such letter between the port in the United Kingdom of the departure or arrival of the packet or ship conveying the same, and the Colony or Foreign country to or from which the same shall be forwarded, such a further or additional rate of postage as shall from time to time be charged and payable for British postage on letters not exceeding an ounce in weight, posted or delivered at the port in the United Kingdom of the departure or arrival of the packet or ship conveying the same, and transmitted direct between such port and any such Colony or Foreign country: Provided that in all cases where such additional rate includes both inland and sea services, there shall be deducted from the said rate of 6 pence the sum of 1 penny in respect of the inland conveyance, under this clause, of every such letter sent through the United Kingdom.

3. On every letter not exceeding an ounce in weight transmitted by the British packet-boat from any port in the Republic of the Uruguay to any other Foreign port, without passing through the United Kingdom, there shall be charged and taken a British rate of postage of 4 pence.

4. All such respective letters so transmitted as hereinbefore, in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd clauses of this Warrant mentioned, if exceeding an ounce in weight, shall be subject to the several further and additional and progressive rates of postage hereinafter mentioned, that is to say:

On every such letter, if exceeding } an ounce in weight, and not exceeding 1 ounce in weight, there shall be charged, taken, and paid 2 rates of postage.

And on every such letter, if exceeding 1 ounce, and pot exceeding 2 ounces in weight, 4 rates of postage.

And on every such letter, if exceeding 2 ounces, and not exceeding 3 ounces in weight, 6 rates of charges.

And for every additional ounce in weight of any such letter above the weight of 3 ounces there shall be charged, taken, and paid 2 additional rates of postage, and every fractional part of such additional onnce shall be charged as an additional ounce in weight, and each progressive and additional rate chargeable under this clause shall be estimated and charged at the sum which any such letter would be charged with under this Warrant, if not exceeding } an ounce in weight.

5. 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 4th year of the reign of Her present Majesty, or to annul, prejudice, or 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 1 an ounce in weight, subject to the regulations and restrictions in respect of the same.

6. On every printed British newspaper, posted in the United Kingdom, addressed to the Republic of the Uruguay, and on every printed newspaper, posted in the Republic of the Uruguay, addressed to the United Kingdom, transmitted by the post between the United Kingdom and the Republic of the Uruguay direct by packet-boat, there shall be charged, taken, and paid in the United Kingdom the rate of British postage hereinafter mentioned, that is to say : If not exceeding the weight of 4 ounces, a rate of i penny ; and if exceeding that weight, but not exceeding the weight of 8 ounces, a rate of 2 pence; and for every additional 4 ounces in weight of any such newspaper above the weight of 8 ounces an additional rate of 1 penny shall be charged ; and any fractional part of such additional 4 ounces shall be charged as an additional 4 ounces in weight.

7. All packets consisting of newspapers, books, publications, or works of literature or art, whether British, Colonial, or Foreign, and all packets consisting of printed votes and proceedings of the Imperial Parliament, may be transmitted by British packet-boat from Monte Video, or any other port in the Republic of the Uruguay, or any other port, without passing through the United Kingdom, at the rates of British postage hereinafter mentioned, that is to say :

On every such packet, if not exceeding 4 ounces in weight, there shall be charged, taken, and paid for the transmission thereof respectively as aforesaid the uniform single rate of postage of 1 penny.

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 in weight, and not exceeding 8 ounces in weight, 2 rates of postage.

And on every such packet, if exceeding 8 ounces, and not exceeding 1 pound in weight, 4 rates of postage.

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

And for every additional of a pound in weight, of any such packet above the weight of 1} pound, there shall be charged, taken, and paid 2 a lditional 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 clause, if not exceeding 4 ounces in weight.

8. All packets consisting of books, publications, or works of literature or art, whether British, Colonial, or Foreign, and all packets consisting of printed votes and proceedings of the Imperial Parliament posted in the United Kingdom addressed to the Republic of the Uruguay, or posted in the Republic of the Uruguay, addressed to the United Kingdom, may be transmitted by the post between the United Kingdom and the Republic of the Uruguay (the sea conveyance being by British packet-boat), and all such respective packets shall be transmitted in conformity with, and under and subject to the several regulations, orders, directions, and conditions hereinafter mentioned and contained relating thereto ; and the single rate of postage for the transmission of such packets shall be the sum of 3 pence, and all such respective packets so transmitted and chargeable with postage under this clause shall be subject to the several progressive and additional rates of postage hereinafter mentioned, that is to say:

On every such packet, if not exceeding 4 ounces in weight, there shall be charged, taken, and paid for the transmission thereof respectively as aforesaid, the uniform single rate of postage

of 3 pence.

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 in weight, and not exceeding 8 ounces in weight, 2 rates of postage.

And on every such packet, if exceeding 8 ounces, and not exceeding 1 pound in weight, 4 rates of postage.

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

And for every additional } of a pound in weight of any such packet above the weight of 13 pound, 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.

9. Every packet which shall be transmitted by the post under the 6th, 7th, and 8th clauses of this Warrant 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

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