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646 POSTAL CONVENl‘ION—BERMUDA. AUG. 9 and 29, 1876. Smale IGM M- 1. The rate of postage to be charged and collected in the United States "‘“°· on each prepaid letter or manuscript subject to letter postage, addressed to Bermuda, shall be nre (5) cents United States currency, for each weight of fifteen grammes or fraction thereof; and the rate of postage to be charged and collected in Bermuda on each prepaid letter or manuscript sub ject to letter postage, addressed to the United States of America, shall be two pence, the same to be in each casein full of all charges whatever, to the place of destination in either country. iinpaiaiettm. The charge on unpaid letters shall be double the rate levied in the country of destination on prepaid letters. Nqwgpgpgp, ctc_, 2. On all other articles ol' correspondence mentioned in the first arti wwe. cle, the Post Departments of the United States and Bermuda may re spectively levy, collect, and retain to their separate and exclusive use, such rates of postage adapted to their interior administration and to the cost of sea transportation, as they shall deem advisable; which rates shall, in like manner, he in full of all charges whatever, to the place of destination in either country. But each office shall give notice to the other oi' the rates it adopts for such correspondence, and of any subseinaxnnnin weight quent change thereof'. The maximum weight of such correspondence is · iixed at 4 pounds. N,.wSpa,,,,,-,,,,,t,,_, Newspapers and other correspondence of the class referred to in the new ineinseu. preceding paragraph, shall be sent in narrow bands, or covers open at the sides or ends, so that they may be easily examined; and packages of such correspondence shall be subject to the laws and regulations of cnsmmsautics, each country in regard to their liability to pay customs duty, if contain- _ ing dutiable goods; or to be rated with letter postage when containing Containing writ- written matter, or for any other cause specified in said laws and regular ten matter. tions, ARTICLE V. . Paymentofpcst- Prepayment of postage of every description of article can be effected ”€"· only by means of postage stamps or stamped envelopes valid in the country of origin. . Marking stamps. The correspondence to be reciprocally exchanged, shall be impressed on the upper part of the address with a stamp indicating the place of origin and date of posting. ' Unpaid, etc.,1et- Unpaid or insufficiently paid letters, or manuscripts subject by law to t<=¤‘¤. MW ¤¤¤¤k¢¤· letter rate of postage, shall, in addition, be impressed with the stamp T (tax to be paid), the application of which shall devolve upon the cxchange office of the country of origin. Win-nnotinarked. Every international letter, or manuscript subject to letter postage, which does not bear the stamp T, shall be considered as fully paid to destination, and treated accordingly, unless there be an obvious error. Amount of un- When a letter, or any manuscript subject by law to letter postage, paid Posttli;`6 to be unpaid or insufficiently paid, shall be liable, by reason of its weight, to ‘“d‘°’”°d· more than a single rate of postage, the despatchin g office shall indicate in the upper right-hand corner of the address, in ordinary figures, the number of rates to which it is liable. Wheii a letter shall be insufficiently prepaid by means of postage stamps, the despatching office shall indicate, in figures in black ink, placed by the side of the postage stamps, their total value expressed in the currency of the country of destination. Valnclessstamps, In case postage stamps may be used which are not of any value in the how i¤di¤¤·¤¤<l· country of origin, no account shall be taken of them. This met shall be indicated by the figure °* 0," placed by the side of the postage stamps. Deneient pest- The office of the country of destination shall charge the insufficiently age, amount of- paid letters with the amount of the deficient postage calculated at the rate of an unpaid letter of the same weight. Fmctious grunge In case of need, fractions may be raised to the necessary unitof charge of charge. in force in the country of destination.