Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 20.djvu/732

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CONVEN'PION—VICTOlilA. JAN. 28, 1878. 707 Letters, newspapers, and other articles of printed matter, patterns _D¤l_ivcry M dairand samples of merchandise, fully prepaid, which may be received in l‘“‘“'°“· either country from the other, shall be delivered free of all charge whatever. Newspapers and all other kinds of printed matter, patterns and sam- Application oflo. ples of merchandise, are to be subject to the laws and regulations of cal lawseach 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. ARTICLE IV. The United States office engages to grant the transit through the Territorial tran United States, as well as the conveyance hy United States mail packets, Sitof the correspondence in closed mails which the Victoria post office may desire to transmit via the United States to British Columbia, the British North American Provinces, the West Indies, Mexico, Central and South America, and at the following rates of United States transit postage, viz: For the United States terr·itorial transit of closed mails from Victoria Rates; for Mexico, British Columbia, Canada, or other British North American By land 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 By sea. Victoria 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-tive cents per ounce for letter mails, and twenty cents per pound for all kinds of printed matter. The Victoria post office shall render an account to the United States Accounts. 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 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 Victoria post ohice to the United States post office in such manner as the Postmaster General of the United States shall prescribe. Anrrotn V. Prepaid letters from foreign countries received in and forwarded from Delivery nndt‘o1·· the United States to Victoria shall be delivered in said colony free of all Wefdmgcharges whatsoever, and letters received in Victoria from the United States addressed to other colonies of Australia will be forwarded to destination, subject to the sa me conditions as are applicable to correspondence originating in Victoria and addressed to those colonies. ARTICLE VI. · The two Post Departments may, by mutual agreement, provide for the R¤gi¤i¤¤¤¤¤¤- 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 Fees. and sixpence in Victoria. Aarrotn VII. The two Post Departments shall settle by agreement between them all D¤>¤¤ll¤· measures of detail and arrangement required to carry this convention