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The Hamburgh Post Office, on the other hand, shall pay to the British Post Office for every single paid letter originating in Hain. burgi, addressed to the United Kingdom, and conveyed via Belgium, the sum of 2) silver groschen, and for every single unpaid letter originating in the United Kingdom, addressed to Hamburgii, and conveyed via Belgium, the sum of 3) silver groschen.

The Hamburgh Post Office shall pay to the British Post Office for every single paid letter originating in Hamburgh, addressed to the United Kingdom, and conveyed direct by private ship, the sum of 3 silver groschen 9 pfenning, and for every single unpaid letter originating in the United Kingdom, addressed to Hamburgh and conveyed direct by private ship, the sum of 5 silver groschen 3 pfenning.

For every letter above the weight of a single letter each office shall pay to the other an increased amount according to the scale of progression adopted in that country in which the postage is collected.

VIII. When the postage stamps affixed to a letter forwarded from the United Kingdom to Hamburgh, or from Hamburgh to the United Kingdom, shall represent a sum less than that required for its prepayment, at the rate of 6d, or 5 silver groschen, for a single letter, such letter shall be considered as unpaid, and charged as such, after deducting the value of those stamps.

The amount of the sums paid, as well by the senders of insuffi. ciently paid letters as by the persons to whom those letters are addressed, shall be equally divided between the Post Office of Hamburgh and the British Post Office.

IX. In all cases in which a fee or other charge, in addition to the rates of postage specified in this Convention, is levied in Hamburgh upon the delivery of paid or unpaid letters originating in the United Kingdom, one half of the amount of such fee or other charge shall be paid to the British Post Office by the Post Office of Hamburgh.

Reciprocally, in the event of a fee or other charge, in addition to the rates of postage specified in this Convention, being at any time levied in the United Kingdom upon the delivery of paid or unpaid letters originating in Hamburgh, one-half of the amount of such fee or other charge shall be paid to the Post Office of Hamburgh by the British Post Office. It is understood, however, that this stipulation does not apply to the payments voluntarily made to letter carriers for delivering letters to persons residing beyond the prescribed limits within which a free delivery takes place in any town or village in the United Kingdom or in Hamburgh.

The two offices shall settle by mutual consent the mode in which the amount due to each as its share of the fees or additional charges

levied either in Hamburgh or in the United Kingdom is to be ascertained and brought to account.

X. The British Post Office shall pay to the Hamburgh Post Office for the territorial conveyance, through Hamburgh, of letters forwarded in open mails, in transit through Hamburgh to or from countries or colonies beyond, viz.:

For every single paid letter originating in the United Kingdom, and addressed to such countries or colonies, the sum of 24 silver groschen.

For every single unpaid letter originating in such countries or colonies, and addressed to the United Kingdom, the sum of 34 silver groschen.

The British Post Office shall further pay to the Hamburgh Post Office upon this class of letters, the foreign rate or rates paid by Hamburgh to the foreign country or colony to, from, or through which the letter is forwarded.

The conditions under which letters sent in transit through Hamburgh to or from the United Kingdom, shall be exchanged between the British Post Oflice and the Hamburgh Post Office, in conformity with the foregoing stipulations, are shown in Table A annexed to this Convention.

XI. The Hamburgh Post Office shall pay to the British Post Office for the territorial conveyance, through the United Kingdom, of letters forwarded in open mails, in transit through the United Kingdom, to or from countries or colonies beyond sea, viz.:

For every single paid letter originating in Hamburgh, and addressed to such countries or colonies, the sum of 3d.

For every single unpaid letter originating in such countries or colonies, and addressed to Hamburgh, 4d.

The Hainburgh Post Office shall further pay to the British Post Office upon this class of letters, the rate paid by the inhabitants of the United Kingdom for letters having the same origin or destination, from which rate, however, the sum of 1d. shall be first deducted in all cases where such rate includes the British inland rate.

The conditions under which letters sent in transit through the United Kingdom to or from Hamburgh, shall be exchanged between the Hamburgh Post Office and the British Post Office in conformity with the foregoing stipulations, are shown in Table B, annexed to this Convention.

XII. The British Post Office may deliver to the Hamburgh Post Office registered letters addressed to Hamburgh.

Reciprocally, the Hamburgh Post Office may deliver to the British Post Office registered letters addressed to the United Kingdom.

The postage of registered letters shall always be paid in advance. [1861-62. LII.]

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A fee, or additional charge, the amount of which the despatching office shall fix, may be levied over and above the postage to which such letters are liable, but no postage, duty, or tax, other than that for delivery, referred to in Article IX, preceding, shall be levied on the delivery of registered letters forwarded from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to Hamburgh or vice versa.

The British Office shall account to the Hamburgh Office for onehalf the registration fee levied upon registered letters posted in the United Kingdom, and a like sumi upon registered letters passing in transit through the United Kingdom addressed to Hamburgh; and the Hamburgh Office shall account to the British Office for one-half the registration fee levied upon registered letters posted in Hamburgh, and a like sum upon registered letters passing in transit through Hamburgh addressed to the United Kingdom.

XIII. The British Post Office may further deliver to the Hamburgh Post Office registered letters addressed to Denmark, Sweden, or Norway.

And the Hamburgh Post Office may further deliver to the British Post Office registered letters addressed to the United States of America, (including California and Oregon) to Liberia, or to the British Colonies of India, Malta, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, the British West Indies, the Cape of Good Hope, St. Helena, Natal, Ceylon, Mauritius, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia, Queensland, New Zealand, New. foundland, Bermuda, Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Sierra Leone, Gambia, the Gold Coast, and the Falkland Islands.

Upon registered letters addressed to Denmark, Swedlen, and Norway, the British Office shall account to the Hamburgh Office for one half the registration fee levied in the United Kingdom.

On its side, the Hamburgh Post Office shall account to the British Post Office, in addition to the postage due to the British Post Office, and to half the fee levied for the registration between Hamburgh and the United Kingdom, for the sum of 5 silver groschen upon every registered letter addressed to any of the countries or colonies above enumerated.

XIV. Subject to the following conditions, book packets, including under that designation newspapers and printed papers of every kind, may be sent from Hamburgh to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, whether via Belgium or direct by private ship, at such rates of postage as may be fixed from time to time by the Hamburgh Post Office, and from the United Kingdom to Hamburgh at such rates of postage as may be fixed from time to time by the British Post Office :

1. The postage must be prepaid.

2. Book packets, insufficiently prepaid by means of postage stamps, shall be charged with double the amount of the deficiency. The produce of this charge shall be retained by the office which collects it.

3. Fvery packet must be sent either without a cover, or in a cover open at the ends or sides, so as to admit of the examination of its contents.

4. A book packet may contain any number of separate books or other publications, prints, or maps, whether printed, engraved, or lithographed, and whether on paper, parchment, or vellum, as also photographs on paper, parchment, or vellum; further, all legitimate binding, mounting, or covering of a book, publication, &c., or of a portion thereof, shall be allowed, whether such binding, &c., be loose or attached ; as also rollers in the case of prints or maps, markers (whether of paper or otherwise), in the case of books, and, in short, whatever is necessary for the safe transmission of literary or artistic matter or usually appertains thereto; but no patterns or books of patterns (unless these consist merely of paper), shall be allowed.

5. No book packet may contain any writing, figures, or manual marks whatsoever.

6. No book packet must exceed two feet British in length, width, or depth, or 3 zoll pounds in weight.

XV. In exception to the stipulations of Article XIV preceding, it is agreed that ordinary corrections in writing shall be allowed in the case of book packets containing unbound proof-sheets only.

XVI. The British Post Office sball pay to the Post Office of Hamburgh, on such of the book packets mentioned in Article XIV preceding as shall originate in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, as well as on prepaid book packets passing in transit through the United Kingdom, the sum of 5d. per zoll pound net weight.

The Post Office of Hamburgh on its side shall pay to the British Post Office, on such of the book packets mentioned in Article XIV preceding as shall originate in Hamburgh, as well as on prepaid book packets passing in transit through Hamburgh, the sum of 4 silver groschen per zoll pound net weight for the entire service to be rendered by the British Post Office, and 4d. per zoll pound net weight in repayment of the transit rate to be paid to Belgium.

XVII. No postage whatever shall be charged by the Hamburgh Post Office upon the delivery of book packets originating in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, or upon prepaid book packets passing in transit through the United Kingdom, and addressed to Hamburgh; and in like manner, no postage whatever shall be charged by the British Post Office upon the delivery of book packets originating in Hamburgh, or upon prepaid book packets

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passing in transit through Hamburgh, and addressed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

It is nevertheless understood that this provision does not in any way invalidate the right either of the British office or of the Hamburgh office to refuse to deliver newspapers, or other printed papers, the importation of which may be prohibited by the laws and regulations of the country to which they are forwarded.

So long as any stamp duty, fee for delivery, or other charge is levied in Hamburgh upon newspapers or other printed papers forwarded from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, addressed to Hamburgh and prepaid to destination, the whole amount of such stamp duty, fee for delivery, or other charge shall be paid over by the Hamburgh Post Office to the British Post Office.

XVIII. The payments at the rate of id. per letter, and ld. per four ounces for book packets on account of the sea conveyance of letters and book packets contained in the mails exchanged between the British Post Office and the Hamburgh Post Office by means of private ships, shall be made to the commanders or owners of those ships as follows:

When the vessel employed is a Hamburgh ship the payment shall be made by the Hamburgh Post Office, and when the vessel employed is a British ship, the payment shall be made by the British Post Oflice.

The British Post Office shall reimburse the Hamburgh Post Office the amount paid by the latter upon letters forwarded in either direction, as well as the amount paid upon book packets forwarded from the United Kingdom to Hamburgh by a private ship belonging to Hamburgh.

On its side, the Hamburgh Post Office shall reimburse the British Post Office the amount paid by the latter upon book packets forwarded from Hamburgh to the United Kingdom by a private ship belonging to the United Kingdom.

XIX. The Post Office of Hamburgh sball pay to the British Post Office for the conveyance acroes the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland of book packets in transit which the British Post Office shall convey through its territory on account of the Post Office of Hamburgh the sum of 50. per zoll pound, net weight.

The Post Office of Hamburgh shall further pay to the British Post Office for the sea conveyance of book packets which shall be conveyed, on account of the Post Office of Hamburgh, by British mail packets or by private ships leaving or arriving at the ports of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the sum of 5d. per zoll pound, net weight.

In consideration of the expense incurred by the British Post

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