Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 16.djvu/869

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POSTAL CONVENTION WITH GREAT BRITAIN. JUNE 18, 1867. 835 British Post-Office may exchange, in either direction with the post-offices of British Possessions, or of foreign countries. The country which sends or receives closed mails through the other Account tobe shall render an account of the letters, newspapers, book-packets, and '°"°"°d °f°°°‘ patterns contained in such closed mails. wm' ARTICLE X. The rates of postage to be mutually paid for the terri- Rates ot‘_po¤t· torial transit (including the passage of the English Channel) of all letters f§° f‘?[°‘}'f‘§gg•l sent from one country to the other for transmission w places beyond, in mm 0 ° l closed mails, shall be one half the ordinary inland rates now charged in the two countries respectively, viz. for transit through the United States, one half of three cents per single letter, and for transit through the United Kingdom one half of a penny per single letter. The transit rates of postage to be mutually paid for newspapers, book ofnewspapors, packets, and patterns or samples of merchandise sent in closed mails, shall &°· be fourpcnce per kilogramme for transit through the United Kingdom, and six cents per pound for transit through the United States. Anrmnn XI. When, in any British or United States port, a closed C¢¤‘¢¤·i¤ ¢¤¤¤#¤ mail is transferred from one ship to another, without any expense de- f:$];°fn:l°€§L volving on the office of the country owning such port, such transfer shall deemed territonct be deemed a territorial transit, and shall not give rise to any charge ml °¤*¤¤i°- for territorial transit. ARTICLE XII. The rates of postage to be paid by the British Post- Rates of post- Ollice to the United States Post-Office for the sea conveyance, other than Sézggzsig °°°' across the Atlantic, of correspondence sent from the United Kingdom to closed man;. the United States, in closed mails, for transmission to places beyond, or brought to the United States from places beyond, in closed mails, lor transmission to the United Kingdom, shall be the same that are paid by the inhabitants of the United States ; reciprocally, the rates of postage to be paid by the United States Post—Office to the British Post-Office for the sezrconveyancc, other than across the Atlantic, of correspondence sent from the United States to the United Kingdom, in closed mails, for transmission to places beyond, or brought to the United Kingdom from places beyond, in closed mails, for transmission to the United States, shall be the same that are paid by the inhabitants of the United Kingdom. ARTICLE Xl1I. The combined territorial and sea rates upon transit _Cqmbi¤edte».·- correspondence sent in ordinary mails, to be accounted for by one office to ;;f:,‘;f‘l "“d ‘°' the other, shall be the same that are paid by the inhabitants of the country through which the correspondence is forwa,rded. ARTICLE XIV. The amount of postage chargeable by the United U¤l*¤d SW6? States Post-Ollice, on its own account, upon every single letter sent};:;*;’f° °°"“$° through the United Kingdom, in ordinary mails, addressed to the United States, shall be three cents; and the amount of postage chargeable by the British poet- British Post-Oilice, on its own account, upon every single letter sent ”g°’ through the United States, in ordinary mails, addressed to the United Kingdom, shall be one penny. AliTICLE XV. There shall be an exchange of correspondence between Exchange or the United States of America and Bermuda, and between those States f);:/;°;§;"€L‘;“°° and lhe British 1’0st·Office Agencies, established in the Danish Colony of Umm; Smeg St- Thomas, in Panama, in'Co1on, and in San J uan (Porto Rico). The gid 1l:;;';*¤\;d;·x d postage to be accounted for on such correspondence shall be HX6d from Sm yu,m_ ’ time to time by the mutual consent of the two offices. _ _ ARTICLE XVI. The British Pest-Office shall prepare, at the expxra- Oggflsgpggggh tion of every quarter, separate accounts, exhibiting the results of the ex- qu,_,é,.]y Sapa, change of correspondence, whether in ordinary mails, or in closed mails, me accounts. between the respective 0Hices. _ Such accounts shall be founded upon the acknowledgments of receipt of the respective offices during the quarter._ A ts The separate accounts shall be incorporated m general accounts, wbrgh to bg°?&%rp°_ shall be compared and settled by the two offices, and the balance sh