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ART. I. The postage to be collected in the United Kingdom upon every letter not exceeding half an ounce British in weight, posted in the United Kingdom and addressed to Nicaragua, or posted in Nicaragua and addressed to the United Kingdom, when conveyed by British Government vessels, or by vessels freighted and maintained by order of the British Government, shall be 18.

And the postage to be collected in Nicaragua upon such letters, shall be 2 cents.

II. With respect to the charge upon letters above the weight of balf an ounce British, the following scale of progression shall be applied in both countries, viz...

For every letter above the weight of half an ounce, and not exceeding one ounce, two rates of postage.

For every letter above one ounce and not exceeding one ounce and a half, three rates of postage.

For every letter above one ounce and a half and not exceeding two ounces, four rates of postage. .

And so on, one rate being added for every additional half an ounce or fraction of half an ounce.

III. The present Articles shall be considered as additional to the Convention which was signed at Leon on the 27th of January, 1859, between the Government of Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua, and shall have the same force, Falidity, and duration as if they were inserted in that Convention, the stipulations of that Convention which are modified by these Articles remaining without effect.

They shall come into operation on the 1st day of March next.

In witness whereof the Undersigned have signed the same, and have affixed thereto their respective seals.

Done at Guatemala, the 19th day of September, in the year of our Lord, 1863.

(L.S.) GEORGE B. MATHEW. (L.S.) RAFAEL ZALDIVAR.

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES to the Postal Convention between

Great Britain and France, of 24th September, 1856.

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES to the Detailed Regulations arranged between

the Post Office of Great Britain and the Post Office of France, for the execution of the Postal Convention of 24th September, 1856.* ---Signed at London, 19 June, 1863.+

The Postmaster-General of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, on the one part, and the Counsellor of

* Vol. XLVI. Page 195. – Signed also in the French language. (1862–63. LIII.]

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State, Director-General of the French Post Office, on the other part;

With reference to Articles XXXI, XXXII, and XXXVI of the Postal Convention concluded between Great Britain and France the 24th September, 1856 ;

With reference also to the Detailed Regulations arranged between the Post Office of Great Britain and the Post Office of France for the execution of the said Convention, signed at Paris the 27th October, 1856, and at London the 12th November, 1856 ;*

And with reference to the Additional Articles to the Detailed Regulations above mentioned, signed at London the 16th May 1860, and at Paris the 19th of the same month ;t

Have agreed as follows:

ART. I. There shall be an exchange of letters and printed papers in closed mails by means of French mail packets, and by way of the Isthmus of Suez, between the office of Marseilles and the travelling office from Lyons to Marseilles, on the one part, and the offices of Aden, Madras, Calcutta, Point de Galle, Singapore, and Hong Kong, on the other part.

In like manner there shall be an exchange of letters and printed papers, viz.:

1. Between the Post Office Agents on board the French mail packets plying between Suez and Shanghai, on the one part, and the offices of Aden, Point de Galle, Singapore, and Hong Kong, on the other part.

2. Between the Post Office Agent on board the French mail packet plying between Point de Galle and Calcutta, on the one part, and the offices of Point de Galle, Madras, and Calcutta, on the other part.

II. The regulations which settle the direction, the conditions of prepayment, and the postage of the letters and printed papers comprised in the mails which the office of Marseilles and the travelling office from Lyons to Marseilles exchange with the British offices of Aden, Madras, Calcutta, Point de Galle, Singapore, and Hong Kong, by way of Suez and by means of the British packets, shall be applicable to the letters and printed papers which the office of Marseilles and the travelling office from Lyons to Marseilles shall exchange with the same British offices by way of Suez, and by means of the French mail packets.

III. The mails from the Post Office Agents on board the French mail packets on the Indo-China lines for the British offices established in the ports served by those packets, and reciprocally the mails from the said British offices for the Post Office Agents above mentioned, shall comprise the letters, the printed papers, * Vol. LII. Page 1123.

+ Vol. LII. Page 899.

and the closed nails specified in Table A annexed to the present Articles.

IV. The Post Office of France shall pay to the British Post Office, as well for paid letters forwarded from France and Algeria addressed to the British possessions in Asia by means of French mail packets as for unpaid letters forwarded from the said possessions for France and Algeria, by means of the same packets, the sum of 40 centimes per 30 grammes, net weight.

V. The British Post Office shall par to the Post Office of France, as well for paid letters forwarded from the British possessions in Asia addressed to France and Algeria by means of French mail packets, as for unpaid letters forwarded from France and Algeria addressed to the British possessions in Asia by means of the same packets, viz.:

1. For paid letters addressed to France and Algeria, the sum of 2 francs 224 centimes per ounce British, net weight.

2. For unpaid letters originating in France and Algeria, the sum of 3 francs 226 centimes per ounce British, net weight.

VI. The Post Office of France shall pay to the Post Office of Great Britain for such of the letters despatched from or addressed to the countries the correspondence of which is transmitted through France, as shall be comprised in the closed mails referred to in Article I preceding, and of which the postage shall be wholly paid by the inbabitants of the foreign countries, the correspondence of which is transmitted through France, the same rate as for letters despatched from or addressed to France.

VII. The British Post Office shall pay to the Post Office of France as well for ordinary paid letters forwarded from the British possessions in Asia addressed to the foreign countries the correspondence of which is transmitted through France by means of the French mail packets, as for unpaid letters or letters charged with a French transit rate forwarded from the said countries addressed to the British possessions in Asia by means of the same packets, the sum of 1 franc 224 centimes per ounce British, net weight, in addition to the rates fixed for letters of the same nature, origin, and destination, which are forwarded by means of the British mail packet.

VIII. The letters from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for Pondicherry, Saigon, and Shanghai, and reciprocally the letters from Pondicherry, Saigon, and Shanghai for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, which shall be forwarded in ordinary mails by way of France, may be mutually delivered either unpaid or paid to destination.

IX. The British Post Office shall pay to the Post Office of France, as well for paid letters forwarded from the United King

dom of Great Britain and Ireland, addressed to Pondicherry, Saigon, and Shanghai, as for unpaid letters forwarded from Pondicherry, Saigon, and Shanghai, addressed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the sum of 2 francs 55 centimes per ounce British, net weight.

X. The Post Office of France shali pay to the British Post Office, as well for paid letters forwarded from Pondicherry, Saigon, and Shanghai, addressed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, as for unpaid letters forwarded from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, addressed to Pondicherry, Saigon, and Shanghai, viz. :

1. For paid letters addressed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland the sum of 60 centimes per 30 grammes, net weight.

2. For unpaid letters originating in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland the sum of 1 franc 20 centimes per 30 grammes, net weight.

XI. The letters which shall be exchanged by means of the French mail packets of the Indo-China lines between the inhabitants of the British possessions, served by those packets, and the inhabitants of Pondicherry, Saigon, and Shanghai, may be mutually delivered either unpaid or paid to destination.

XII. The British Post Office shall pay to the Post Office of France, as well for paid letters forwarded from the British possessions, referred to in the preceding Article, for Pondicherry, Saigon, and Shanghai, as for unpaid letters forwarded from Pondicherry, Saigon, and Shanghai, addressed to the said British possessions, the sum of 1 franc 20 centimes per ounce British, net weight.

XIII. The Post Office of France shall pay to the British Post Office, as well for paid letters forwarded from Pondicherry, Saigon, and Shanghai, addressed to the British possessions in Asia, as for unpaid letters forwarded from the British possessions in Asia, addressed to Pondicherry, Saigon, and Shanghai, the sunı of 40 centimes per 30 grammes, net weight.

XIV. Independently of the rates of postage fixed by Articles XXIV and XXV of the Convention of the 24th September, 1856, the Post Office of Great Britain shall pay to the Post Office of France, for the letters and printed papers comprised in the closed mails which the said Post Office of Great Britain shall forward or receive, by means of the French mail packets and by way of the Isthmus of Suez, the sum of 40 centimes per pound British, of letters or printed papers, net weight, when the conveyance of the said mails across the Isthmus of Suez shall be effected at the expense of the Post Office of France.

XV. The forms of letter bills and acknowledgments of receipt

of which the office of Marseilles and the travelling office from Lyons to Marseilles shall make use in their communications with the offices of Aden, Madras, Calcutta, Point de Galle, Singapore, and Hong Kong, to verify the results of the transmission of the correspondence forwarded by means of the French mail packets, shall be according to the pattern Bannexed to the present Articles.

The forms of letter bills and acknowledgments of receipt of which the Post Office agents on board the French mail packets on the Indo-China lines shall make use in their communications with the offices of Aden, Madras, Calcutta, Point de Galle, Singapore, and Hong Kong, shall be according to the pattern C in like manner annexed to the present Articles.

The forms of letter bills and acknowledgments of receipt of which the offices of Aden, Madras, Calcutta, Point de Galle, Singapore, and Hong Kong shall make use in their communications with the office of Marseilles with the travelling office from Marseilles to Lyons, and with the Post Office agents on board the French mail packets of the Indo-China lines, to verify the results of the transmission of the correspondence carried by the said packets, shall agree with the patterns above referred to.

XVI. All the regulations concerning ordinary or registered letters and printed papers comprised in the mails exchanged between the French Offices and the British Offices in Asia, by way of Suez and by means of British packets, which are not contrary to the present Articles, shall be applicable to articles of the saine nature comprised in the ails which the office of Marseilles, the travelling office from Lyons to Marseilles, and the Post Office agents on board the French mail packets of the Indo-China lines, shall exchange by means of those packets with the offices of Aden, Madras, Calcutta, Point de Galle, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

XVII. The present Articles shall be considered as additional to the detailed regulations arranged between the Post Office of France and the Post Office of Great Britain for the execution of the Convention of the 24th September, 1856, signed at Paris the 27th October, 1856, and at London on the 12th November, 1856, and shall be carried into effect on the 1st day of August, 1863.

Done in duplicate, and signed at London the 19th day of Juno, 1863, and at Paris the 23rd day of the same month,

(L.S.) STANLEY OF ALDERLEY. (L.S.) ED. VANDAL.

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