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OCTOBER 12, 1901.
POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT,
19.... SIR: This Department has the honor to transmit herewith a Bill of Exchange No.. .for... drawn
.by. of New York, N. Y., to the order of the Postmaster General, and by his indorsement made payable to your order by.
Be pleased to cause the receipt of the said Bill of Exchange to be duly acknowledged, its payment to be reported and the proceeds to be placed to the credit of this Department ....
.......on account of the exchange of Money Orders between our respective countries during the quarter end..
I have the honor to be, Sir, Your obedient Servant,
First Assistant Postmaster General.
.de 19.... Señor DIRECTOR-GENERAL DE CORREOS,
Washington, E. U. de America. MUY SEÑOR Mio: Adjunto al presente oficio, tengo el honor de remitir á Ud. mi endoso de libranza número... .....por el valor de...
..á cargo de.......
..pagadera á la vista en.. He de merecer á td. se sirva acreditar esa cantidad en nuestra cuenta de giros postales por el trimestre en curso. Reitero á Ud. las seguridades de mi muy distinguida consideración,
El Director-General de Correos.
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que manifesta el resultado del cambio de giros postales entre Bolivia y los Estados Unidos.
Crédito total de Bolivia
Crédito total de los Estados Unidos....
Saldo á favor de los Estados Unidos....
Saldo á favor de Bolivia
Se declara aceptado la cuenta anterior, reconociendose el saldo de...... ..dollars y
...cents a favor de Correo de. Bolivia,
EXAMINADO Y ACEPTADO:
Washington, D. C.
Auditor por el Departamento de Correos
de los Estados Unidos.
OCTOBER 3, 1901.
Amended Convention between the Post Office Department of the Domin- September 30,1901.
ion of Canada and the Post Office Department of the United States of America, for the purpose of facilitating the erchange of postal money orders, to take the place of the Amended Convention signed May 29-June 4, 1880.
The Post Office Department of the Dominion of Canada and the Post Office Department of the United States of America being desirous of amending the system of exchange of Money Orders between the two countries, the undersigned, duly authorized for that purpose, have agreed upon the following articles amending the existing Convention.
The transfer of sums of money may be made by means of Postal Exchange of money
orders. Money Orders from the Dominion of Canada to the United States, and from the United States to the Dominion of Canada.
ARTICLE II.- Form, maximum, etc. Sec. 1. The Money Orders issued in the Dominion of Canada for payment in the United States shall conform, as nearly as practicable, to model “A” hereto annexed, and the Money Orders issued in the United States for payment in the Dominion of Canada shall, in like manner, conform to model “B,” also hereto annexed.
Sec. 2. Each Order shall be delivered to the remitter thereof, to be forwarded by him at his own expense to the payee.
SEC. 3. In filling up the Money Order and Advice the writing must be in the English language, and in Roman letters and Arabic numerals, without alteration or obliteration, and no Order shall contain a fraction of a cent.
Sec. 4. The maximum amount of each Money Order is fixed at one hundred dollars.
Transmittal of paid orders as basis of set. tlement.
ARTICLE III.— Transmittal of paid orders as basis of settlement. SEC. 1. On the 1st, 9th, 16th and 23d of each month (on the next succeeding day if such date falls on Sunday,) each Administration shall make out in duplicate, and forward a certified list of all Money Orders issued by the other Administration, which have been paid by and received from its inland offices and examined up to the date upon which such lists are prepared.
SEC. 2. These lists must exhibit in detail, and in alphabetical order, by States or Provinces as the case may be, the names of the issuing offices, the serial numbers printed on the Orders, and the amount of each Order. The sum total of each sheet of paid Orders must be stated in a summary attached to the lists.
SEC. 3. The lists shall be numbered consecutively throughout the fiscal year, beginning with number one on the 1st of July, and ending
SEC. 4. One copy of each of the lists shall be transmitted on the part of Canada to the Auditor for the Post Office Department, at Washington, D. C., and, in like manner, on the part of the United States, to the Superintendent of the Money Order Branch, Ottawa, Ontario.
Sec. 5. Every paid Order shall accompany the list on which it is entered, and both lists and paid Orders shall be forwarded under reg. istered cover.
Sec. 6. Each Department shall promptly acknowledge to the other the receipt of every list, and shall, as soon after its receipt as possible, give notice of any errors which may be discovered therein.
SEC. 7. If at any time the packet containing the paid Money Orders, transmitted by one Administration to the other, be lost while in transit by mail, it is agreed that a certified copy of the lists shall, within a reasonable time, be accepted by the other Administration as a satisfactory voucher and evidence of payment of the Orders described therein which have been lost or destroyed.
ARTICLE IV.-Currency. In the exchange of Money Orders between the two countries, one dollar in Canadian money shall be taken as the equivalent of one dollar in United States money.
This standard in either country shall be gold value.
ARTICLE V.- Fees.
SEC. 1. A fee, to be fixed by the country of origin, shall be collected from the remitter upon each sum of money transmitted under this Convention.
SEC. 2. Each Administration shall communicate to the other the tariff or schedule of the fees to be established by it under the prorisions of this article, and also any subsequent change therein.
Sec. 3. The person entitled to payment of a Money Order issued in pursuance of this Convention shall not be subjected, under any pretext whatever, to any commission or tax on account of the payment of such Order.
SEC. 4. Each Postal Administration shall keep the fee which it receives for Money Orders issued within its jurisdiction, and no commission or charge wili be made by either Administration for any services performed in connection with the exchange of Money Orders.
Payment, endorse. ment.
ARTICLE VI.- Payment, endorsement. Sec. 1. Payment of a Money Order in pursuance of this Convention can be exacted only at the paying Post Office named upon the Order, and cannot be exacted until after the receipt by that office of the Advice required by Article VIII hereof, but the Chief Office in either country may, at its discretion, cause a Money Order to be paid at an office other than that named in the Advice.
SEC. 2. Each of the two Administrations reserves the right to authorize the transfer, within its territory, by means of endorsement, of the ownership of Orders originating in the territory of the other.
Lists of offices.
ARTICLE VII.-Lists of offices.
Sec. 1. The two Administrations shall designate, each for itself, the Post Offices which are authorized to issue and pay Money Orders under the provisions of this Convention.
SEC. 2. Each administration shall furnish to the other, from time to time, a list of the Post Offices within its jurisdiction authorized to
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issue and pay such Orders, and also promptly notify the other of any changes to be made in said list.
SEC. 3. The lists for the United States and Canada shall respectively show the State or Province in which each Money Order office is located.
Sec. 1. A Post Office in either country which issues a Money Order payable in the other is required to transmit to the Post Office charged with its payment, by the first mail after the issue thereof, an Advice corresponding in number, date and amount to the Money Order of which it forms a part.
These Advices must be enclosed in envelopes specially provided for the purpose, and are to be carried free from any charge. The address shall include the State or Territory if payable in the United States; and the Province if payable in Canada.
SEC. 2. Each Advice shall express legibly, and in written characters. the following, to wit:
(a) The name of the issuing office. (6) The name of the paying office.
The amount which is to be paid to the owner of the Order in the country of destination.
(d) The surname, and the given name or names or at least the initials of the remitter and the payee, as well as the residence of the payee.
It will be sufficient, however, for the purpose, to make use in case of a business house of its business designation, and in case of a corporation, society, or other organization, the ordinary names accorded to such organizations will be sufficient.
Sec. 3. The Advices required by this article shall, if issued in the Dominion of Canada, conform as nearly as practicable to model “A(1)," and, if issued in the United States, to model “B(1)," both of which models are hereto annexed.
ARTICLE IX.-Duplicate advices.
SEC. 2. Each application for a duplicate Advice shall be made upon a blank conforming or analogous to model "E"hereto annexed.
ARTICLE X.- Payment, limitation upon correspondence.
Payment, limitation upon correspondence.
Sec. 1. The Orders drawn by each country upon the other shall be subject as regards payment to the regulations which govern the payment of Domestic Money Orders in the country on which they are drawn.
Sec. 2. With the exception of Advices which are to be addressed and sent direct to the offices of payment by the offices of issue in each country, and ordinary inquiries relating to the exchange of Money Orders between the United States and the Dominion of Canada, no Postmaster is to be permitted to send correspondence to a Postmaster of the other country, excepting through the Chief Offices at Washington and Ottawa.
ARTICLE XI.- Invalid orders and advices.
Invalid orders and advices.
Sec. 1. The Money Orders issued in pursuance of this Convention shall be valid until the expiration of twelve months from the last day
SEC. 2. After the expiration of that period the Advices of unpaid Orders shall be returned to the Administration of the country of origin accompanied by a detailed statement.
Orders lost or destroyed will be replaced by duplicates to be issued by the Administration of the country of origin on the receipt of a
request therefor made by the Administration of the country of payment. Repayments.
ARTICLE XIII.-Repayments. A Money Order, or a duplicate thereof, may be repaid to the remitter upon presentation at the issuing office, but only in case the corresponding Advice is in the possession of the issuing Postmaster. For .this purpose, in case the Advice has gone forward, it shall be returned by the paying to the issuing Administration upon the request of the latter. In case of loss of the original Advice a certificate to that effect
shall answer the purpose. Accounts, balances.
ARTICLE XIV.- Accounts, balances.
SEC. 1. Within six weeks after the close of each fiscal quarter, two copies of an account shall be prepared, similar to model “F” hereto annexed, and transmitted to the Auditor for the Post Office Department of the United States by the Post Office Department of Canada, exhibiting the balance found due on the exchange of Money Orders during the quarter, one copy of which, after proper verification and acknowledgment, shall be returned to the Post Office Department of the Dominion of Canada. The latter will then send an acknowledgment of receipt to the Post Office Department of the United States.
(a) If this verified account shows a balance in favor of the Post Office Department of Canada, that of the United States will transmit with the verified copy of the quarterly account a bill of exchange or certificate of deposit, payable at Ottawa, Canada, for the amount of said balance to the Post Office Department of the Dominion of Canada. The latter will then send an acknowledgment of receipt to the Post Office Department of the United States.
(6) If, on the other hand, said account, after verification and acknowledgment as aforesaid, shows a balance in favor of the Post Office Department of the United States, then the Post Office Department of the Dominion of Canada will, upon the receipt of the certified copy of the same, transmit to that of the United States a bill of exchange, for the amount thereof, on New York. The United States Post Office Department will then send in return an acknowledgment of receipt.
SEC. 2. If, pending the settlement of an account, one of the two Postal Administrations shall ascertain that it owes the other a balance exceeding ten thousand dollars, the indebted Administration shall promptly remit the approximate amount of such balance to the credit of the other.
SEC. 3. The expense attending the remittance of bills of exchange shall invariably be borne by the Post Office Department by which payment is to be made.
Sec. 4. Payments may also be made in money, or by drafts or bills of exchange on other points than Ottawa and New York, by mutual agreement between the two Departments.
Use of vouchers.
ARTICLE XV.-Use of vouchers.
Each Administration agrees to place, temporarily, at the disposal of the other any paid Order, the return of which shall have been requested.