700 CONVENTION—NEW ZEALAND. AUG. 28, OCT. 11, 1877. an ounce or less, and an additional rate of 12 cents (6 pence) for each single weight of half an ounce, or traction thereof, which shall, in all cases, be prepaid, at least one single rate, by means of postage-stamps, at the office of mailing in either country. Letters unpaid, or prepaid less than one full rate of postage, shall not be forwarded, but insuiiiciently paid letters, on which a single rate or more has been prepaid. shall be forwarded charged with the deficient postage to be collected and retained by the post department of the country of destination. Nvwnnvw r. Mn-. The United States Post·Oflice shall levy and collect to its own use, on "";;“,31 md Sm B newspapers addressed to New Zealand, a postage charge of two cents; D I ° °' on all other articles of printed matter, patterns, and samples of merchandise addressed to New Zealand, a postage charge of 4 cents per each weight of four ounces or fraction of iour ounces. In New Zealand. The post-ofliee of New Zealand shall levy and collect to its own use, on newspapers and other articles of printed matter, patterns, and samples of merchandise addressed to the United States, the regular rates of domestic postage chargeable thereon by the laws and regulations of the Colony of New Zealand. Delivery at des- Letters, newspapers, and other articles of printed matter, patterns, tinaxien. and samples of merchandise, fully prepaid, which may be received in either country from the other, shall be delivered free of all charge whatever. Application oflo- Newspapers, and all other kinds of printed matter, and patterns and wl laws- 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 lettenpostage when containing written matter, or for any other causes specified in said laws and regulations, as well as in regard to their liability to customs duty under the revenue laws. Commencement- The provisions of this amended article shall be carried into operation on the first of December, A. D. 1877. Signatures. Done in duplicate and signed at Washington the twenty-eighth day of August, and at Wellington the eleventh day of October, 1877. [sm;.] D. M. KEY, Postmaster-General of the United States. GEO. MOLEAN, Postmaster- General of New Zealand. Approval. I hereby approve the aforegoing amended article, and in testimony thereof I have caused the seal of the United States to be amxed hereto. [sEAL.| R. B. HAYES. By the President: F. W. SEWARD, Acting Secretary of State. WASHINGTON, 28th August, 1877.