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ORDONNANCE DU ROI des Français, qui prescrit la publication de la Convention conclue, le 29 Mai, 1845, entre la France et la Grande Bretagne, pour la Suppression de la Traite des Noirs. Paris, le 28 Janvier, 1846.

Au palais des Tuileries, le 28 Janvier, 1846. LOUIS PHILIPPE, Rio des Français, a tous présents et à venir, salut.

Savoir faisons, que, entre nous et Sa Majesté la Reine du Royaume Uni de la Grande Bretagne et d'Irlande, il a été conclu à Londres, le 29me jour du mois de Mai de l'année 1845, une Convention pour la suppression de la Traite des Noirs;

Convention dont les Ratifications ont été échangées également à Londres, le 7me jour du mois de Juin dernier, et dont la teneur suit.

[Suit la Convention. See Page 347.]

Mandons et ordonnons qu'en conséquence les présentes lettres, revêtues du sceau de l'Etat, soient publiées partout où besoin sera, et insérées au Bulletin des Lois, afin qu'elles soient notoires à tous et à chacun.

Notre Garde des Sceaux, Ministre Secrétaire d'Etat au Département de la Justice et des Cultes, et notre Ministre Secrétaire d'Etat au Département des Affaires Etrangères, sont chargés, chacun en ce qui le concerne, de surveiller ladite publication.

Donné en notre Palais des Tuileries, le 28me jour du mois. de Janvier de l'an 1846.

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ADDITIONAL POSTAGE ARTICLES between Great Britain and France. Signed at Paris the 25th, and at London the 30th March, 1846.

[See French version, Page 378.]

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 3, 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. Letters originating in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the British colonies and possessions, for the Grand Duchy of Baden, shall be transmitted through the Post Office of France, unless especially directed to be sent by some other route. They may be forwarded to the said French Post Office, either unpaid or paid, to their destination, at the option of the senders.

II. Reciprocally, letters originating in the Grand Duchy of Baden, addressed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the British colonies and possessions, shall be transmitted through the Post Office of France, unless especially directed to be sent by some other route.

They may be forwarded to the British Post Office, either unpaid or paid, to their destination, at the option of the senders.

III. 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 Grand Duchy of Baden, namely:

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

2nd. On letters from the British colonies and possessions (but only from the port of embarkation in the said colonies and * See Vol. 6, Page 381.

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, net weight.

IV. The French Post Office shall likewise pay to the British Post Office, for postage on letters originating in the Grand Duchy of Baden, which shall be paid to their destination in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the British colonies and possessions, namely:

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

2nd. 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.

V. The British Post Office shall pay, on its part, to the French Post Office, for postage on unpaid letters originating in the Grand Duchy of Baden, and addressed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the British colonies and possessions, at the rate of 1 franc and 60 centimes for every 30 grammes, net weight.

VI. The British Post Office shall likewise pay to the French Post Office, for postage on the letters originating in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, the British colonies and possessions, which shall be paid to their destination in the Grand Duchy of Baden, at the rate of 1 franc and 60 centimes for every 30 grammes, net weight.

VII. The inhabitants of the United Kingdom of Great

Britain and Ireland and the British colonies and possessions, and those of the Grand Duchy of Baden, may reciprocally send registered letters.

The postage on such letters must in all cases be paid to the place of destination.

VIII. The sum for which the 2 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 Grand Duchy of Baden, or from the Grand Duchy of Baden to the United Kingdom and its possessions, shall be double the sums mutually fixed upon by the preceding Articles IV and VI for ordinary letters paid to the place of destination.

IX. 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 Grand Duchy of Baden, and addressed to colonies and countries beyond 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, 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 Grand Duchy of Baden.

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 postage through the territory of the United Kingdom, of the letters described in the two 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.

X. The Post Office of Great Britain shall forward to the French Post Office, free from any charge for postage, news

papers and printed papers originating in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and addressed to the Grand Duchy of Baden.

XI. The Post Office of Great Britain shall pay to the French Post Office, at the rate of 4 centimes for every newspaper, for transit postage through France, of newspapers originating in the Grand Duchy of Baden, and addressed to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

XII. The Post Office of France shall pay, on its part, for transit postage and sea conveyance of newspapers originating in the Grand Duchy of Baden, and addressed to colonies and countries beyond sea, 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, the following rates, namely:

1st. On newspapers addressed to colonies and countries beyond sea, wherever the same may be situated (those addressed to Canada), 1 penny each;

2nd. On newspapers addressed to Canada, 11⁄2 penny each.

XIII. The Post Office of France shall likewise pay to the British Post Office, for sea conveyance and transit postage of newspapers addressed to the Grand Duchy of Baden, and originating in the colonies and countries beyond sea, and brought in any manner whatsoever into the United Kingdom or the Channel Islands, the following rates, namely:

1st. On newspapers originating in the colonies and countries beyond sea, wherever the same may be situated (those coming from Canada excepted), 1 penny each;

2nd. On newspapers originating in Canada, 14 penny each. XIV. The forms of letter-bills and acknowledgments of receipts, for the use of the respective Offices of Exchange, beginning from the 1st day of May next, shall be made according to the forms agreed upon and annexed to the present Articles *.

XV. 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 the. 1st day of May, 1846.

* See Forms of Accounts, March, 1844. Pages 309, 321. + See Page 244.

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