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BARCELS-POST GONVENTION-BERMUDA. 2983 Parcel Post Agreement between the United States of America and the D°°°m"°' 1% 1***6- Britisk colony of Bermuda. January 15.1907- The Postmaster-General of the United States of America and the P"°““"’l"’· Postmaster of the British Colony of Bermuda, being desirous of establishing a regular direct exchange of parcels between the United States · of America and Bermuda, have agreed, on behalf of their respective Governments, to the following Articles :— Arrrrcm: I. The provisions of this Agreement relate only to (parcels of mail m}§l¤*°¤'= df ¤°¤*’°¤· matter 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. . I Airrrcnn II. 1. There shall be admitted to the mails exchanged under this Agree- thAi'*i¢}f¤dd¤1i¢¥¤d*¤ ment articles of merchandise and mail, matter——except letters, post- rm s` 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 11 pounds (or 5 kilograms) in weight, nor the following dimensions: Greatest length in any direction, three feet six inches; reatest length and girth combined, six feet; and must be so wrapper? or inclosed 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 A reement:— Tublications which violate the copyright laws of the country of A'“°‘**~”P'°h“’“°‘*· destination; poisons, and explosive or inilammable substances; fatty 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 which easily decompose, and substances which exhale a bad odour; 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 ,,p§§${f§,‘?m {mm "" the other, or received in one country from the other, shall be free from any detention or inspection whatever, except such as is required for collection of customs duties, and shall be forwarded by the most speedy means to their destination, being subject in their transmission ` to the laws and regulations of each conntry, respectively. Anrrcmaz III. 1. A letter or communication of the nature of personal correspond- mQgg°p':h;°;;,;‘,g° ‘° ence must not accompany, be written on, or inclosed with any parcel. ` _vo1. xxxrv, vr 3——1O