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GONVENTION WITH BERMUDA, Aug. 9 and 29, 1876. 645 Postal Convention between the United States of America and Bermuda. 1gété1g- 9 and 99, The undersigned, being thereunto duly authorized by their respective —_ governments, have agreed upon the following articles, establishing and regulating the exchange of correspondence between the United States of America and Bermuda.: r Anrrorn I. { There shall be an exchange of mails between the United States of Exclwuge of ‘Axnerica and Bermuda, by such means of transportation as are now, ”"’·‘l*‘· or shall hereafter be, established with the approval of the respective Post Departments of the two countries, comprising letters, and manu- `script subject by the laws of either country to letter rate of postage, newspapers, books, printed matter of every kind, sheets of music, engravings,l1thographs, photographs, drawings, maps, and plans originating in either country and addressed to and deliverable in the other country. Each office shall make its own arrangements for, and at its own cost pay the expense of, the intermediate sea-transportation of the mails which it despatches to the other. Anrrcrn II. New York shall be the office of exchange on the side of the United Offices of ¢>><- States, and Hamilton shall be the office of exchange on the side of °h’“‘g°· Bermuda, for all mails transmitted between the two countries under this arrangement; and all mail matter transmitted in either direction between the respective ofdces of exchange shall be forwarded in closed bags or pouches, under seal, addressed to the corresponding exchange oflice. ‘ The two Post Departments may at any time discontinue either of said offices of exchange or establish others. Anmioui IIL The standard weight for the single rate of postage and rule of pro— Standard weights gressm stan be; M ¤¤==~irm==*¤~·· 1. For letters or manuscripts subject by law to letter rate of postage, fifteen grammes, (one half ounce avoirdupois.) 2. For all other correspondence mentioned in the first article, that which each country shall adopt for the mails which it despatches to the other, adapted to the convenience and habits of its interior administration. But each country shall give notice to the other of the standard weight it adopts, and of any subsequent change thereof. The weight stated by the despatchin g exchange office shall always be accepted, except in cases of manifest error. Anrronn IV. No accounts shall be kept between the Post Office Departments of the Imc ¢;¤¤<>¤¤t¤ ’¤¤ two countries, on the international correspondence, written or printed, bs °P · exchanged between them; but each country shall levy, collect, and retain to its own use, the following postal charges, viz: