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ADDITIONAL ARTICLES to the Postal Convention between Great Britain and Hayti, oj 9th September, 1858.*—Signed at Port-au-Prince, June 8, 1863.t

In pursuance of the power granted by Article VITI of the Convention of September 9, 1858, between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Hayti, to the two Post Offices, to modify from time to time, by mutual consent, the arrangements made in virtue of the said Convention:

The Undersigned, Spenser St. John, Esquire, Her Britannic Majesty's Charge d'Affaires to the Bepublic of Hayti, and Boyer Bazelais, Chef d'Escadron and Aide-de-camp of His Excellency the President of Hayli, duly authorized for that purpose, have agreed upon the following Articles:

Abt. 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 Hayti, or posted in Hayti and addressed to the United Kingdom, when conveyed by British Government vessels, or by vessels freighted or maintained by order of the British Government, shall be Is.

And the postage to be collected in Hayti upon such letters shall be dollar (paper).

II. "With respect to the charge upon letters above the weight of half 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 postage to be paid to the British Post Office for letters, newspapers, and book packets conveyed by a British mail packet from a port in Hayti to any port in New Granada, and further conveyed also by a British mail packet from a port in New Granada to any port on the western coast of South America, without passing through the United Kingdom, shall be as follows:

For every letter not exceeding half an ounce British in weight, 1*. 4rf. sterling, and for letters of greater weight an increased charge according to the scale laid down in Article II preceding.

For every newspaper, 4rf. sterling per four ounces British, or fraction of four ounces British.

• Vol. LII. Page 928. + Signed ^ ^ ^ French language.

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For every book packet, the same amount of postage that is required by this Article to be paid upon letters.

The postage to be paid to the British Post Office for letters and book packets (including newspapers) conveyed by the British mail packets from a port in Hayti to any port other than one of those in this Article above referred to, without passing through the United Kingdom, shall be as follows:

For every letter not exceeding half an ounce British in weight> id. sterling; and for letters of greater weight, an increased charge according to the scale laid down in Article II preceding.

For every book packet not exceeding four ounces British in weight, Id. sterling; and for book packets of greater weight, nn increased charge, according to the scale laid down in Article V of the Convention of September 9, 1858.

IV. The present Articles shall be considered as additional to the Convention which was signed at Port-au-Prince on the 9th September, 1858, between the Government of Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Government of Hayti, and shall have the same force, validity, and duration, as if they were inserted in that Convention; the stipulations of that Convention which are modified by theso Articles remaining without effect. , They shall come into operation on the 1st of Septombor, 1868.

In witness whereof the Undersigned have, in virtue of their aforesaid full powers, signed the foregoing Additional Artirles to the Convention of the 9tli September, 1858, in duplicate, and affixed thereto their seals.

Done at Port-au-Prince, this 8th day of June, 1803.

(L.S.) SPENSEB ST. JOHN.
(L.S.) BOYEtt BAZELAIS.

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES to the Postal Convention between Great Britain and Sardinia, of 12th December, 1857.

Additional Articles to those agreed upon between Great Britain and Sardinia, on the \$th December, 1857,* for carrying into execution the Convention of the l'lth December, 1857.f—Signed at j*g*gg-jgB 1863.1

In pursuance of the power granted by Articles XXII and XXIII of the Convention of 12th December, 1857, between Great Britain and Sardinia, to the two Post Offices to settle the matters of detail which are to be arrauged by mutual consent for ensuring the execution of the said Convention.

• Vol. LIL Page 1165. t Vol. XLVH. Page 72.

J Signed also in the French language.

The Undersigned, duly authorized for that purpose by their respective Governments, have greed upon the following Articles:

Abt. I. Subject to the following conditions, patterns of merchandize shall be forwarded from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and from the Island of Malta to Italy at such rates of postage as may be fixed from time to time by the British Post Office, and from Italy to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and to the Island of Malta, at such rates of postage as may be fixed from time to time by the Italian Post Office:

1. The patterns of merchandize must not be of intrinsic value. No article of a saleable nature or which has a mercantile value, either by reason of its quality or its quantity, and of which a use might be made otherwise than as a pattern, shall be sent at the rate applicable to patterns of merchandize.

2. The patterns of merchandize must not bear any other writing than the address of the person for whom they are intended, a manufacturer's or trade mark, numbers, and prices.

3. The patterns of merchandize must be sent (as in the case of books) in covers opened at the ends so as to admit of easy examination. Samples, however, of seeds, drugs, and articles of a similar description which cannot be sent in open covers, shall be allowed to be enclosed in bags of linen, paper, or other material, tied at the neck with a string; but closed bags, although transparent, shall not be used for this purpose.

4. No article likely to injure the contents of the mail bags or the person of any officer of the Post Office shall be sent through the post as a pattern of merchandize.

II. The British Post Office shall pay to the French Post Office the transit rate which will be due to France for the conveyance over the French territory of patterns of merchandize sent in both directions between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Italy, and the Italian Post Office shall repay to the British Post Office the total amount of the transit rate paid to France for the conveyance of the patterns of merchandize contained in all the mails forwarded from Italy to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

The British Post Office shall further pay to the French Post Office the sea rate due to France for the conveyance of patterns of merchandize sent in both directions by French mail packets between Malta and Italy.

III. The Post Office of Italy shall pay to the British Post Office upon such of the patterns of merchandize, mentioned in Article I preceding, as shall originate in the Kingdom of Italy, the sum of 1 franc per kilogramme net weight.

The British Post Office, on its side, shall pay to the Post Office of Italy on sucli of the patterns of merchandize, mentioned in Article I preceding, as shall originate in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, a like sum of 1 franc per kilogramme net weight.

IV. The transmission by Italian packets of patterns of merchandize from Malta to Italy or from Italy to Malta shall not give rise to any accounts between the British and the Italian Post Offices.

But when the transmission of these Articles shall take place by means of French packets, the Italian Post Office shall account to the British Post Office for such of the patterns of merchandize as shall be despatched from Italy to Malta, at the rate of 1 franc per kilogramme, in repayment of the sea rate payable by the British Post Office to the French Post Office for the conveyance of those Articles by means of the French packets.

V. The present Articles shall be considered as additional to the detailed regulations arranged between the Post Office of Great Britain and the Post Office of Sardinia for the execution of the Postal Convention of 12th December, 1857, and shall be carried into effect on the 1st day of January, 1864.

Done in duplicate and signed in London on the 30th day of November, 1863, and in Turin on the 4th day of December of the same year.

(L.S.) STANLEY OF ALDEELEY.
(L.S.) G. BARBAVAEA.

ACT of the British Parliament, "for the Government of the Cayman Islands."

[26 & 27 Yict. cap. 31.] [June 22,1863.]

"whf.beAs certain magistrates and other inhabitants of the Island of Grand Cayman have from time to time, in vestry or otherwise, passed or assumed to pass certain Acts or resolutions for the government of the Cayman Islands: and whereas doubts are entertained whether such Acts or resolutions are of any effect in the said islands, and by what authority laws may be made for the government of the same, and what laws are actually in force therein; and it is expedient that such doubts should be set at rest: Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

I. All Acts or resolutions heretofore passed or purporting to have been passed at any meeting of the magistrates or representa- •

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