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ADDITIONAL POSTAGE ARTICLES between Great Britain and France. Signed at Paris the 22nd, and at London the 26th February, 1845.

[See French version, Page 333.]

ADDITIONAL ARTICLES to those agreed upon between the Post Office of Great Britain and the Post Office of France, for carrying into execution the Convention of April 3rd, 1843.*

In pursuance of the power granted by the Articles XLIX and LXXXVII of the Convention of April 3, 1843, between France and Great Britain, to the 2 Post Offices, to settle the matters of detail which are to be arranged by mutual consent for ensuring the execution of the said Convention,

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

ART. I. There shall be established on the part of Great Britain, a new Office of Exchange at Folkstone, which shall exchange mails with the French Office of Boulogne, by means of private steam-packets plying between those ports.

II. The mails which the Offices of Exchange at Boulogne and Folkstone are authorized to forward to each other reciprocally, by means of packets and merchant-ships plying between those two ports, may contain, independently of the correspondence coming from or addressed to the said Offices, the transit correspondence from or to any country whatever, which may be forwarded to advantage through those Offices.

Nevertheless, there shall be no transit correspondence forwarded from Folkestone to Boulogne, or from Boulogne to Folkestone, unless those words are expressed on the address: Via Boulogne, on the correspondence of Great Britain; Via Folkestone, on the correspondence of France.

III. The rules actually followed for paying the expense of the conveyance of the ordinary or supplementary mails exchanged by means of steam-packets or private ships, between the respective Offices mentioned in Articles XII and XIII of the Convention of April 3, 1843, apply to the payment of the expense for conveying the mails exchanged between the Offices of Folkestone and Boulogne.

* See Vol. 6, Page 349.

IV. The stipulations of Articles XV and XVI of the Convention of April 3, 1843, concerning the moveable boxes for receiving such letters as the public may wish to deposit in them, between the closing of the mails and the departure of the vessel intrusted with their conveyance, shall likewise apply to the Regulations established in pursuance of the 1st Article of these Additional Articles, between the Exchange Offices of Folkestone and Boulogne.

V. Letters originating in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the British colonies and possessions, or the Kingdom of Greece, which are sent by way of France and the French Mediterranean packets, may be forwarded to the French Post Office, either unpaid, or paid to their destination, at the option of the senders.

VI. Reciprocally, letters originating in the Kingdom of Greece, addressed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the British colonies and possessions, and conveyed by the French Mediterranean Packets, may be forwarded to the British Post Office, either unpaid or paid to their destination, at the option of the senders.

VII. The French Post Office shall pay to the British Post Office, for postage on unpaid letters originating in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the British colonies and possessions, addressed to the Kingdom of Greece, namely:

1st. On letters from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, at the rate of 1 shilling per ounce British, net weight.

2ndly. On letters from the British colonies and possessions (but only from the port of embarkation in the said colonies and possessions), at the rate of 3 shillings and 4 pence per ounce British, net weight.

There shall be added to the rate of 3 shillings and 4 pence, fixed as above, that of 8 pence for the internal postage of such of the aforesaid letters as are forwarded from Jamaica (those coming from Kingston excepted), Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward's Island and Newfoundland, making in all 4 shillings per ounce British, net weight.

VIII. The French Post Office shall likewise pay to the British Post Office, for postage on letters, originating in the

Kingdom of Greece, which shall be paid to their destination in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the British colonies and possessions, viz. :

1st. On letters addressed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, at the rate of 1 shilling per ounce British, net weight;

2ndly. On letters addressed to the British colonies and possessions (but paid only to the port of landing in the said colonies and possessions), at the rate of 3 shillings and 4 pence per ounce British, net weight.

There shall be added to the rate of 3 shillings and 4 pence, fixed as above, that of 8 pence for the internal postage of such of the aforesaid letters as are addressed to Jamaica (those addressed to Kingston excepted), Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward's Island, and Newfoundland, making in all 4 shillings per ounce British, net weight.

IX. The British Post Office shall pay, on its part, to the French Post Office, for postage on unpaid letters, originating in the Kingdom of Greece, and addressed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the British colonies and possessions, at the rate of 4 francs and 60 centimes for every 30 grammes, net weight, making 4 francs for sea conveyance and transit postage through the French dominions, and 60 centimes for the internal postage of the Kingdom of Greece.

X. The British Post Office shall likewise pay to the French Post Office for postage on letters originating in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the Eritish colonies and possessions, which shall be paid to their destination in the Kingdom of Greece, at the rate of 4 francs and 60 centimes for every 30 grammes, net weight, making 4 francs for the sea conveyance and transit postage through the French dominions, and 60 centimes for the internal postage of the Kingdom of Greece.

XI. The inhabitants of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the British colonies and possessions, and those of the Kingdom of Greece, may reciprocally send registered letters, by means of the French Mediterranean packets. The postage on such letters must in all cases be paid to the place of destination.

XII. The sum for which the two Offices of France and Great Britain shall mutually account to each other, as regards the postage of registered letters, sent either from the United Kingdom and its possessions to the Kingdom of Greece, or from the Kingdom of Greece to the United Kingdom and its possessions, shall be double the sums mutually fixed upon, by the preceding Articles VIII and X, for ordinary letters paid to the place of destination.

XIII. The French Post Office shall pay to the Post Office of Great Britain an uniform rate of 3 shillings and 4 pence per ounce British, net weight, for transit through the territory of the United Kingdom, and for sea conveyance of paid letters originating in the Kingdom of Greece, and addressed to colonies and countries beyond the sea, wherever the same may be situated, when forwarded by the French to the British Post Office, to be conveyed either by private ships, by Government vessels, or by vessels freighted or maintained by order of Government, from the ports of the United Kingdom.

The same rate of 3 shillings and 4 pence per ounce British, net weight, shall likewise be paid by the French Post Office to the Post Office of Great Britain and Ireland, for sea conveyance and transit postage through the territory of the United Kingdom, of unpaid letters originating in colonies and countries beyond sea, wherever the same may be situated, addressed to the Kingdom of Greece.

It is, however, understood that in the rate of 3 shillings and 4 pence per ounce British, fixed as above, for sea conveyance and transit through the territory of the United Kingdom of the letters described in the 2 preceding paragraphs, the rate with which those letters may be chargeable for internal postage in the said colonies and countries beyond sea, is not included.

XIV. The Post Office of Great Britain shall forward to the French Post Office, free from any charge for postage, newspapers and printed papers originating in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and addressed to the Kingdom of Greece, which are to be conveyed by the French Mediterranean packets.

XV. The Post Office of Great Britain shall pay to the French Post Office, at the rate of 10 centimes, for every news

paper or printed sheet of paper, for sea conveyance and transit postage through France, of newspapers and printed papers originating in the Kingdom of Greece, and addressed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and conveyed by the French Mediterranean packets.

XVI. The Post Office of France shall pay, on its part, to the Post Office of Great Britain, at the rate of one penny, for every newspaper or printed sheet of paper, for sea conveyance and transit postage of newspapers and printed papers originating in the Kingdom of Greece, and addressed to colonies and countries beyond sea, wherever the same may be situated, when forwarded to the British Post Office, to be conveyed either by private ships, by Government vessels, or by vessels freighted by order of Government, from the ports of the United Kingdom.

XVII. The French Post Office shall likewise pay to the British Post Office, the same sum of 1 penny for every newspaper or printed sheet of paper, for transit postage and sea conveyance of newspapers and printed papers, addressed to the Kingdom of Greece, and originating in the colonies and countries beyond sea, without distinction, and brought in any manner whatsoever into the United Kingdom, or the Channel Islands.

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 May following*, and shall come into operation on the 1st day of March, 1845.

Done in duplicate, and signed at Paris the 22nd day of February, 1845, and at London the 26th of the same month. W. L. MABERLY, L'Administrateur des Postes

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