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CONVENTION-\\'lND\VARD ISLANDS. FEBRUARY 24, 1892. 941 Pareelspost Convention between the United States of America and the F°b’“°’>’ 2*»l“°2· Windward lslands. For the purpose of making better postal arrangements between the P"°‘*'“b*°· United States of America and the Wiiidward Islands, the undersigned, John Wanainaker, Postmaster-General of the United States of America, and Sir Julian Pauncefote, G. O. M. G., K. C. B., Her Britannic Majesty’s Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Washington, by virtue of authority vested in them, have agreed upon the following articles for the establishment of a Parcels-Post system of exchanges between the United States and the Windward Islands. A;m·1cLr1 I. The provisions of this Convention relate only to parcels of mail mat· _15mm of oouvm ter to be exchanged by the system herein provided for, and do not affect "°"‘ the arrangements now existing under the Universal Postal Union Gonvention, which will continue as heretofore; and all the agreements herein after contained applyexclusivelyto mails exchanged under these articles. ARTICLE II. 1. There shall be admitted to the mails exchanged under this Con- thjggglwmmimdtv vention, 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 may exceed eleven pounds (or five 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 enclosed as to permit their contents to be easily examined by postmasters and customs officers; and except that the following articles are prohibited admission to the mails exchanged under this Conveution: Publications which violate the copyright laws of the country of Ar¤i··\¤¤ rr<>1¤i¤·ir¤·1· destination; poisons, and explosive or iniiammable substances; fatty substances, liquids, and those which easily liquefy, couieetions 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. 2. All admissible articles of merchandise mailed in one country for Freedom from in the other, or received in one country from the other, shall be free {rom "*’*`“""“‘ any detention or inspection whatever, except such as is required ti»ri·ol» lection of customs duties, and shall be fore qrded by the most speedy means to their destination, being subfect in their transmission to the laws and regulations of each country, respectively. ARTICLE III. 1. A letter or communication of the m1tllI'P of personal correspondence _ Letters] Mconwpgnr must not accompany, be written on, or enclosed with any parcel. mg p"°° °'