CONVENTION -TASMANIA. MAY 31, 1886. 1009 of merchandise addressed to the United States, the regular rates of domestic postage chargeable thereon by the laws and regulations of the _ Colony of Tasmania. Letters, newspapers, and other articles of printed matter, patterns Prepaid mnemand samples of merchandise, fully prepaid, which may be received in *°*’° °h'°*’°<‘*`¤‘° either country from the other, shall be delivered free of all charge what- °f °l‘"g°‘ ever. Newspapers and all other kinds of printed matter, patterns and samples of merchandise, are to be subject to the laws and regulations of each country, respectively, in regard to their liability to be rated with letter postage when containing written matter, or for any other cause specified in said laws and regulations as well as in regard to their liability to customs duty under the revenue laws. Anrrcnn 4. The United States otllce engages to grant the transit through the Tuna, .,,,0,. United States, as well as the conveyance by United States mail pack- the United states ets, of the correspondence in closed mails which the Tasmanian post °f °l°“d '”•'1'- odlce may desire to transmit via the United States, to British Columbia, the British North American Provinces, the West Indies, Mexico, Ceutral and South America, and at the following rates oi United States transit postage, viz: For the United States territorial transit of closed mails from Tasma- Rates nin for Mexico, British Columbia, Canada, orother British North American Provinces, when transmitted entirely by land routes, six cents per ounce for letter mails, and sixteen cents per pound for all kinds of printed matter. For the United States territorial and sea transit of closed mails, from Tasmania for British Columbia or other British North American Provinces, Mexico, Central and_South America, or the West India Islands, when transmitted- from the United States by sea, twenty-five cents per · ounce for letter mails, and twenty cents per pound for all kinds of printed matter. The Tasmanian post office shall render an account to the United States Way bins. post office upon letter bills to accompany each mail, of the weight of the letters, and also of the printed and other matter contained in such closed mails, forwarded to the United States for transmission to either of the above-named countries and colonies; and the accounts arising between Accounts, the two offices on this class of correspondence shall be stated, adjusted, and settled quarterly, and the amounts of the United States transit charges found due on such closed mails shall be promptly paid over by the Tasmanian post office to the United States post office in such mauner as the Postmaster General of the United States shall prescribe. Ascrrcns 5. Prepaid letters from foreign countries received in and forwarded from _Lettcr• in mmthe United States to Tasmania shall be delivered in said colony free of ***16*3 b° *`°*'· all charges whatsoever; and letters received in Tasmania from the "“ ° ‘ United States addressed to other colonies of Australia will be forwarded to destination, subject to the same conditions as are applicable to correspondence originating in Tasmania and addressed to those colonies. Aarrcrn 6. ’ The two Post Departments may, by mutual agreement, provide for B¢zi¤¢¤r¢d mullthe transmission of registered articles in the mails exchanged between the two countries. The register fee for each article shall be ten cents in the United States Bate. and four pence in Tasmania. srn L——VOL xxrv---64
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