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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 not 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 postage.

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 ounce 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 any wise 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 an ounce in weight, subject to the regulations and restrictions in respect of the

6. On every printed British newspaper posted in the United Kingdom, addressed to the Republic of Venezuela, and on every printed newspaper posted in the Republic of Venezuela, addressed to the United Kingdom, transmitted by post between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Venezuela direct, or via the Island of St. Thomas, by packet-boat, there shall be charged, taken, and paid in the United Kingd:ɔm the rate of British postage hereinafter mentioned, that is to say : if not exceeding the weight of 4 ounces, a rate of 1 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

same.

Imperial Parliament, may be transmitted by British packet-boat from any port in the Republic of Venezuela to 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 iu 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 1 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 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 Venezuela, or posted in the Republic of Venezuela addressed to the United Kingdom, may be transmitted by the post between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Venezuela direct, or via the Island of St. Thomas (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 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 :

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} pounds in weight, 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 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.

1. 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

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 news, paper shall be printed at the top of every page thereof.

There shall be no word or communication printed on any newspaper transmitted by the post under the provisions of this Warrant after the publication thereof, or upon any cover thereof, nor any writing or marks upon any such newspaper, or upon any cover thereof, other than and except the name and address of the person to whom the same is sent, but the name or title of such 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.

There shall be no paper or thing enclosed in or with any such newspaper.

No packet which in length, or breadth, or width, shall exceed the dimensions of 2 feet, shall be forwarded by the post under the 6th, 7th, and 8th clauses of this Warrant.

The terms, “ books, publications, or works of literature or art” in this Warrant used, shall, for the purposes of this Warrarlt, mean and comprise all such articles as in their general character are either literary, or consist of printed, written, engraved, or lithographed matter (although not strictly literary), including books (whether printed, written, or plain), publications, or compilations (whether in print or in manuscript), almanacs, printed or lithographed letters, and such artistic productions as prints, maps (whether on paper or

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canvas, or cloth, and whether printed or written), and photographs when not on glass or in frames containing glass, and any description of paper, parchment, or vellum (whether printed, lithographed, written upon, or plain, or any mixture of the 4), together with any binding, mounting, or covering of or upon, or belonging to any such article or production, or any portion thereof, or of or belonging to any paper, parchment, or vellum, and including also any cases or rollers of prints or maps, book-markers (whether of paper or otherwise), pencils, pens, or other things usually appertaining to any such article or production, paper, parchment or vellum, 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 ; provided nevertheless that nothing herein contained shall extend to authorize the sending by the post, under the 7th and 8th clauses 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.

Every packet transmitted by the post under the 6th, 7th, and 8th clauses 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.

No packet transmitted by the post under the 7th and 8th clauses of this Warrant shall contain any 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 enclosure, sealed or otherwise closed against inspection, nor any other enclosure not authorized by this Warrant, sent in or with any such packet, nor shall there be

any

written letter or written communication in the nature of a letter in or upon any such packet, or on the cover or envelope thereof.

Every packet transmitted by the post under the 6th and 8th clauses 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.

Upon every packet transmitted by the post under the 6th and 8th clauses of this Warrant, which shall be posted in the United Kingdom, the postage thereof shall be paid at the time of the same being posted.

10. All letters, notices, and other communications (whether upon paper, parchment, or vellum), partly printed or partly lithographed and partly written, which if wholly written would not be considered letters or communications in the nature of letters shall and may be transmitted by the post, under and subject to the several regulations, orders, directions, conditions, and rates respectively, in the 7th, 8th, and 9th clauses of this Warrant mentioned and contained.

11. any letter, notice, or other communication (whether upon paper, parchment, or vellum), partly printed or partly lithographed and partly written, which if wholly written would be considered a letter or a communication in the nature of a letter, shall not be entitled to the privilege of being transmitted by the post under or by virtue of the 7th, 8th, and 9th clauses of this Warrant, or the regulations, orders, directions, conditions, and rates therein respectively contained ; and every such last-mentioned letter, notice, or other communication sent by the post shall be deemed and considered to be a letter or a communication in the nature of a letter within the intent and meaning of the 9th clause of this Warrant.

12. If any question shall arise whether any such letter, notice, or other communication is entitled to the privilege of a printed paper so far as respects the transmission thereof by the post, or of being sent by the post under or by virtue of the 7th, 8th, and 9th clauses of this Warrant, the same shall be referred to the determination of the Postmaster-General, whose decision thereupon shall be final.

13. If any packet sent, or tendered, or delivered, in order to be sent by the post, under the 6th, 7th, and 8th clauses of this Warrant, shall in length, or breadth, or width, exceed the dimensions of 2 feet, or if any such packet, or the cover, or envelope thereof, shall not be open at the ends or sides, or if any such packet shall be sent otherwise than in conformity with the terms, conditions, and regulations herein before in the 9th clause of this Warrant contained, every such respective packet 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, and every such respective packet on being so returned, or given up, 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 postage to which it would have been liable as a letter,

14. If any packet sent, or tendered, or delivered, in order to be sent by the post, under the 8th clause of this Warrant, from the United Kingdom to the Republic of Venezuela (any such packet posted in London and sent from any department or office in or connected with the public service of Her Majesty, which shall keep a postage account with the General Post-Office in London, and the postage thereof being charged in such account only excepted), shall be posted in the United Kingdom without any postage paid thereon, or with a postage paid thereon less in amount than the rate of postage to which such packet is liable under and by virtue of the regulations hereinbefore contained, every such packet shall be detained and opened, and at the option of the PostmasterGeneral shall be dealt with and chargeable in like manner as is hereinbefore directed with respect to any packet not open at the ends or sides, or exceeding in length, or breadth, or width, the dimensions of 2 feet.

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