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md the closed mails 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 sura of 2 francs centimes per ounce British, net weight.

2. For unpaid letters originating in France and Algeria, the sum of 3 francs 22^ 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 inhabitants 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 couutries addressed to the British possessions in Asia by means of the same packets, the sum of 1 franc 22^ 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 Uniied 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 forwnrded from the United Kingdom 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 shall 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 Offi«:e 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, Saigou, 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 sum 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 tho correspondence forwarded by means of the French mail packets, shall be according to the pattern B annexed 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 Guile, 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 same 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 Gnlle, 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 ALDEELEY.
(L.S.) ED. VANDAL.

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