CONV ENTION-LEEWABD ISLANDS. APRIL 3, 1889. 861 and if the communication be inseparably attached, the whole package will be rejected. If, however, any such should inadvertently be forwarded, the country of destination will collect double rates of postage according to the Universal Postal Union Convention. No parcel may contain parcels intended for delivery at an address M¤'-r¤¤¤- other than that borne by the parcel itself If such inclosed parcels be detected, they must be sent forward singly, charged with new and distinct parcel·post rates. Auricnn IV. The packages in question shall be subject in the country of destina- Rm! °* P°=*¤S¤· tion to all customs duties and all customs regulations in force in that country for the protection of its customs revenues, andto the following rates of postage, which shall in all cases be required to be FULLY rim- 1>.u1> with postage stamps of the country of origin, viz: In the United States, for a parcel not exceeding one pound in weight, 12 cents; and for each additional pound, or fraction of a pound, 12 cents. In the Leeward Islands, for a parcel not exceeding one pound in weight, six pence; and for each additional pound, or traction of a pound, six pence. Anrrcnm V. The sender of each package must make a Customs Daclaratimz, pasted _G ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤ doclnn upon or attached to the package, upon a special form provided for the °‘°"‘ purpose (see Form 1, “A,” annexed hereto), giving a general description of the parcel, an accurate statement of the contents and value, date of mailing, and the sender’s signature and place of residence, and place of address. The sender will, at the time of mailing the package, receive a certitl- Receivicate of mailing hom the post-office where the package is mailed, on a form like Form 2, annexed hereto. The sender of a package may have the same registered by paying the lwzistry- registration fee required for registered articles in the country of origin, and will receive the return receipt without special charge therefor. Aurrcn VI. The addressees of registered articles shall be advised of the arrival 1<·»¤¤¤ w addressee of a package addressed to them, by a notice from the post-oiilce of destination. The packages shall be delivered to addressees in the country of des- miamy. tination free of charge for postage; but the customs duties properly . chargeable thereon shall be collected on delivery in accordance with the customs regulations of the country of destination; and the country of destination may, at its option, levy and collect from the ad- cimge. dressee for interior service and delivery a charge not exceeding tive cents in the United States and two and a half pence in the Leeward Islands on each single parcel of whatever weight; and if the weight exceeds one pound, a charge equal to one cent or one half-penny for each four ounces of weight or fraction thereoil Aurrcnn VII. The packages shall be considered as a component part of the mails Transportation. exchanged direct between the United States and the Leeward Islands, to be dispatched by the country of origin to the other at its cost and by such means as it provides, but must be forwarded, at the option of the dispatching office, either in boxes prepared expressly for the purpose or in ordinary mail sacks, to be marked “Parcel Post," and not to
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