HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, 1849. 4] 1 Anrrcnn XV. So soon as steam or other mail packets, under the flag of either of MMI ·¤‘¤•¤8¢· the contracting parties, shall have commenced running between their m°”“’· respective ports of entry, the contracting parties agree to receive at the post-onlces of those ports all mailable matter, and to forward it as directed, the destination bcing to some regular post-office of either country; charging thereupon the regular postal rates as established by law in the territories of either party receiving said mailable matter, in addition to the original postage of the olilce whence the mail was sent. Mails for the United States shall be made up at regular intervals at the Hawaiian post-office, and despatched to ports of the United States; the postmasters at which ports shall open the same, and forward the enclosed matter as directed, crediting the Hawaiian Government with their postages as established bylaw,and stamped upon each manuscript or printed sheet. All mailable matter destined for the Hawaiian Islands shall be received at the several post-oflioes in the United States, and forwarded to San Francisco, or other ports on the Pacino coast of the United States, whence the postmssters shall despatch it by the regular mail packets to Honolulu, the Hawaiian Government agreeing on their part to receive and collect for and credit the P0st~Omce Department of the United States with the United States’ rates charged thereupon. It shall be optional to prepay the postage on letters in either country, but postage on printed sheets and newspapers shall in all cases be prepaid. The respective post-omce departments of the contracting parties shall, in their accounts, which are to be adinsted annually, be credited with all dead letters returned. Anrronn XVI. The present treaty shall be in force from the date of the exchange of Duration of the ratillcations, for the term of ten years, and further, until the end of *'°“*Y· twelve months after either of the contracting parties shall have given notice to the other of its intention to terminate the same, each of the said contracting parties reserving to itself the right of giving such notice at the end of the said term of ten years, or at any subsequent term. Any citizen or subject of either party infringing the articles of this Iufriugemeuts. treaty shall be held responsible for the same, and the harmony and good correspondence between the two Governments shall not be interrupted thereby, each party engaging in no way to protect the offender, or sanction such violation. Anrrom XVII. The present. treaty shall be ratified by the President of the United R¤*m°°“°¤¤· States of America, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the said States, and by His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands, by and with the advice of his Privy Council of State, and the ratifications shall be exchanged at Honolulu within eighteen months from the date of its signature, or sooner if possible. _ In witness whereof the respective Pleuipotentiaries have signed the $¤s¤¤·*¤¤‘¤¤· same in triplicate, and have thereto aiilxed their seals. , Done at Washington, in the English language, the twentieth day of Date. December, in the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-nine. ` JOHN M. CLAYTON. sm;.] JAMES JACKSON JABVES. SEAL.