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possessions, which may pass through the Austrian dominions and France, they shall be delivered to the British Post Office, paid as far as Trieste.

XV. The British Post Office shall pay to the French Post Office, for the transit postage, through the French, Swiss, and Austrian dominions, on letters paid as far as Trieste, originating in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the British colonies and possessions, directed to the Kingdom of Greece, the Archipelago and the Ionian Islands, and, reciprocally, on letters paid likewise as far as Trieste, originating in the Kingdom of Greece, the Archipelago and the Ionian Islands, addressed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the British colonies and possessions, at the rate of 4 francs for every 30 grammes net weight.

XVI. It is understood that dead letters, newspapers, or printed papers, which cannot be delivered, or have been returned, from whatever cause, as well as accounts and returns relating to the exchange of correspondence conveyed in closed mails by either of the 2 Offices, on the account of the other, according to Articles LIII to LXXII of the Convention of April 3, 1843, shall not be included in the operations of weighing and counting, on which the transit postage fixed by those Articles is to be regulated.

XVII. The forms of letter-bills and acknowledgment of receipts for the use of the respective offices of exchange, beginning from the 1st day of April next, shall be made according to the forms agreed upon and annexed to the present Articles*.

XVIII. The present Articles shall be considered as additional to those agreed upon between the 2 Offices for carrying into execution the Convention of April 3, 1843, signed at London the 1st of May following†, and shall come into operation on the 1st day of April, 1844.

Done in duplicate, and signed at Paris, the 28th day of March, 1844, and at London the 31st of the same month, 1844. W. L. MABERLY.

Approved,

DUBORG.

LONSDALE.

Approuvé,
CONTE,

*

See Pages 309, 321.

+ See Page 244.

ANNEXES to the Additional Articles between Great Britain and France of 28th
(31st) March, 1844. [See also Page 321.]

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For Greece, the Archipelago, the Ionian
Islands, and Southern Italy, via
Austria

Prussia, Baden, and Bavaria, &c. ...
Switzerland

Belgium and Holland ........... § II. Unpaid Letters by the French Packet in the Mediterranean.

From Gibraltar and Malta for France,
Algeria, &c.

Malta for Constantinople, Alexan-
dria, &c.

§ III. Newspapers, Periodical Works, &c.
paid to Frontier of the United Kingdom.
For France and Algeria

Countries through France (Spain,
Portugal, Mediterranean, and
Countries beyond Sea excepted)

SENT

RECEIVED

Letters.

Newspapers, &c.

Periodical
Works.

Letters.

News- . papers, &c.

Periodical
Works.

Ounces. Numbers.

Ounces.

Ounces. Numbers.

Ounces.

Number of the Article

in the Account.

TABLE V. Letters Missent from, and returned to, the French Office.

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Ordinary
Letters.

Registered
Letters.

Number.

included.

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LIST No. 1. Places in the Mediterranean where French Post Offices are established:

Alexandria.
Constantinople.
The Dardanelles.
Smyrna.

LIST No. 2. German States served by the Office of the Prince of Tour and Taxis.

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LIST No. 3. Northern States of Europe, the Correspondence for which is forwarded through the Office of the Prince of Tour and Taxis.

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LIST No. 4. States in Southern Italy, the Correspondence for which may be paid to the extreme frontier of Austria.

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