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dressed to the States of Southern Italy, which shall be forwarded by the British Office to the Office of France, paid to the various points of egress from the Sardinian States, shall be marked in the Post Offices of the United Kingdom, its possessions and settlements, with the stamp P. D.

LVII. In order that, in the transmission of letters originating in the colonies and countries beyond sea, forwarded by the British Post Office to the Post Office of France, there may be no confusion between letters coming from the British possessions, which are to be accounted for at the rate of 4 shillings per ounce, and those coming from other British possessions, or countries beyond sea, which are to be accounted for at the rate of 3 shillings and 4 pence per ounce, such letters shall be marked on their face by the British Office with a special stamp, indicating, as below, the heading of the letter-bill of the said Office under which they are to be respectively inscribed, namely:

1. North America, Canada, New Brunswick, &c. [Canada, &c.] 2. Colonies and countries beyond sea, [Colonies, &c.]

CHAPTER V.-Registered Letters.

LVIII. Registered letters sent from one country to the other, in conformity with Article XXVI of the Convention of April 3, shall be entered according to their real weight in the letter-bills of the respective Offices of Exchange; but in order that the rate of postage with which such letters are to be charged, according to the reciprocal regulations of the 2 Post Offices, may be properly accounted for, the Office to which they are forwarded shall receive credit for double their real weight, in the monthly accounts which will give the results of the mutual exchange of correspondence.

LIX. Registered letters from foreign countries shall be reciprocally exchanged between the British and French Offices, with the same precautions used for registered letters posted in the 2 countries, but without any additional postage.

LX. The addresses of registered letters shall be inserted in the Table which is prepared for that purpose in the letter-bill, with such particulars as are pointed out by the said Table.

These letters shall be tied up together with a cross string, the

ends of which shall be made fast to the bottom of the letter-bill of the sending Office, by means of a seal made of sealing-wax.

LXI. The postage of dead letters which are to be mutually returned, in conformity with Article LXXXIII of the Convention of April 3, shall be allowed in discharge of the account of the Office to which the said letters have been originally transmitted, but only upon such letters as have not been opened, except, however, in the case provided for by Article LXXXIV of the said Convention, as regards letters which have been conveyed in transit, and which cannot be produced.

LXII. Letters forwarded for the purpose of annoying or injuring the parties to whom they were addressed, the postage of which both Offices are authorized to return to the public, even after they have been opened, may be included and admitted with dead letters and newspapers, which are to be mutually returned.

LXIII. The French Post Office shall prepare every month separate accounts, exhibiting the results of the exchange of correspondence between the respective Offices. Such accounts shall be founded upon the receipts of the Offices during the month.

The separate accounts shall be immediately incorporated in a general account, which shall exhibit the result of the exchange of correspondence, whether in ordinary or closed mails, during the month.

The separate and general accounts shall be made up accord ing to the forms agreed upon and annexed to the present Articles.

LXIV. The balance of the above-mentioned accounts shall be stated in French money; and with this object the sums carried to the credit of the Office of Great Britain in British money shall be brought into francs, at the rate of 10 centimes. for 1 penny, 1 franc and 20 centimes for 1 shilling, and 24 francs for 1 pound sterling.

Done in duplicate at London, the 1st day of the month of May, 1843.

W. L. MABERLY.

DUBOST.

Approved, LowTHER.

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See Forms of Accounts, Pages 309, 321.

ANNEXES to Postage Articles between Great Britain and France, of 1st May, 1843.

TABLE NO. 1.-(PARIS.)

LIST of the French Departments, and of those Countries, the Correspondence of which, to and from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the British Colonies and Possessions (those in the Mediterranean excepted), should be forwarded through Paris.

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(1) Vide Table No. 3 following.

(2)

Ditto.

(3) Vide Table No. 3 following. (4) Except those stated in No. 3 following. TABLE NO. 2.-(DOVER.)

LIST of the English Towns, the Correspondence of which, to and from France, and to and from Countries in transit through France, should be forwarded by Dover. Ashford, Bidenden, Canterbury, Chatham, Cranbrook, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Feversham, Folkestone, and Gravesend, in the County of Kent. Hastings, in the County of Sussex. Hythe, Maidstone, Margate, New Romney, Queensborough, Ramsgate, and Rochester, in the County of Kent. Rye, in the County of Sussex. Sandwich, Sheerness, Shooter's Hill, and Sittingbourne, in the County of Kent. St. Leonard's, in the County of Sussex; and Walmer, in the County of Kent.

TABLE NO. 3.-(CALAIS.)

LIST of the French Departments and Foreign Countries, the Correspondence of which, to and from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the British Colonies and Possessions (those in the Mediterranean excepted), should be forwarded by Calais.

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(1) Except the following, which should be forwarded by Paris :

No.

Towns.

7 Coucy-le-Château

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Fere-en-Tardenois

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14 Vailly

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5 Charly

11

Neuilly St. Front

16

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6 Chavignon

(2) Except the following, which should be forwarded by Paris:

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(3) Except the following, which should be forwarded by Paris:

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(4) The following is the only exception: 1. Boulogne, the correspondence of which is sent direct.

(5) Towns of this department which should be forwarded by Calais.

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TABLE NO. 4.-(DIEPPE.)

LIST of French Towns, the Correspondence of which, for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the British Colonies and Possessions (those in the Mediterranean excepted), should be forwarded by Dieppe and Brighton, during the season favourable to navigation between the two ports.*

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The Directors of the Post Offices mentioned in this Table, will be informed, at the commencement of each season, of the period at which they should forward by this route, the correspondence for England and countries beyond sea, and of the days of the week on which the despatches should leave their offices.

TABLE NO. 5.-(HAVRE.)

LIST of the French Departments and Foreign Countries, the Correspondence of which, for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the British Colonies and Possessions (those in the Mediterranean excepted), should be forwarded by Hâvre and Southampton, during the season favourable to navigation between the two ports.*

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The Directors of the Post Offices will be informed, at the commencement of each season, of the period at which they should forward by this route, the correspondence for England and countries beyond sea, and of the days of the week on which the despatches should leave their offices.

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Pyrénées (hautes)

Pyrénées (basses)

Sarthe

Sèvres (Deux)

Vendée

Vienne

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