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  • 1**1 3- 188** Parcels post convention between the United States of America and the

Leeward Islands. Pr¤¤¤¤b1¤- For the purpose of making better postal arrangements between the United States of America and the Leeward Islands, the undersigned, John Wanamaker, Postmaster—General of the United States of America, and the Honorable Henry George Edwardes, Her Britannic Majesty’s Charge d’Affaires, Secretary of Legation at Washington, by virtue of authority vested in them by law, have agreed upon the following articles for the establishment of a parcels post system of exchange between the two countries. AR1‘ICLE I. mm, of mmm_ The provisions of this Convention relate only to parcels of mail matuou. ter to be exchanged by the system herein provided for, and do not affect the arrangements now existing under the Universal Postal Union Convention, which will continue as heretofore; and all the agreements hereinafter contained apply exclusively to mails exchanged under these articles, directly between the office of New York, and such other offices within the United States as may be hereafter designated by the Postmaster-General of the United States, and the office of Antigua, and such other offices within the Leeward Islands, as may be hereafter designated by the Governor of the Leeward Islands; such matter to be admitted to the mails under these articles as shall be sent through such exchange offices from any place in either country to any place in the other. Aizrrcma II. Miele, ,,1,,,;,,,,6,0 There shall be admitted to the mails exchanged under this Conven- ¤=·¤ ¤·¤¤¤· tion, articles of merchandise and mail matter except letters, post cards, and written matter of all kinds, that are admitted under any conditions to the domestic mails of the country of origin, except that no packet must exceed 11 pounds (or 5 kilograms) in weight, nor the following dimensions: Greatest length in any direction three feet six inches; greatest length and girth combined, six feet; and must be so wrapped or inclosed as to permit their contents to be easily examined by postmasters and customs officers; and except that the following articles are prohibited: _,m,,,€,,,,,,,h,m,€d_ Publications which violate the copyright laws of the country of destination; poisons, and explosive or inflammable substances; tatty substances, liquids, and those which easily liquefy, confections and pastes; live or dead animals, except dead insects and reptiles when thoroughly dried; fruits and vegetables, and substances which exhale a bad odor; lottery tickets, lottery advertisements, or lottery circulars; all obscene or immoral articles; articles which may in any way damage or destroy the mails, or injure the persons handling them. Anrrcnn III. _ Letters accompany- A letter or communication of the nature of personal correspondence "g l‘“""’*· must not accompany, be written on, or inclosed with any parcel. If such be found, the letter will be placed in the mails if separable,